Movies like Step Up

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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: captivating, feel good, entertaining, sexy, sweet, serious, realistic, romantic, idiotic, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, dance school, music, teenage love, love and romance, youth, dancer, dancing, ballet, follow your dream, performance, romance, hopes, ambition, dancer's life, dance, happy ending, life philosophy, jazz, creativity, art, hip hop culture, singer, talented, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, serious and romantic films with plots about music, dance, dancer's life, youth, dancing, artists and showbiz and hip hop mostly in Music, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Step Up: Save the Last Dance (2001), Honey (2003), Honey 2 (2011), Take the Lead (2006), StreetDance 3D (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, music, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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100%
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
Plot: youth, teenage love, friendship, dancer's life, rivalry, follow your dream, music, hip hop, dance school, contests and competitions, romance, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, slang, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, ballet, teenage love, interracial romance, dancer's life, high school, unsupportive friend, high school hunk, romance, audition, machismo, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: light, feel good, exciting, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancer's life, dancing, teenage love, urban, teenage life, youth, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, culture clash, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 6.0
 29K
Step Up All In (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
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, serious, feel good, sexy, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, follow your dream, rivalry, romance, love and romance, hip hop, uninhibited rivalry, dance contest, team, victory, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
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 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, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, love and romance, follow your dream, ambition, sexual harassment, artists and showbiz, dancing, lifestyle, teenagers, music, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 6K
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: feel good, captivating, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dance school, music, dancer's life, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, dance, contests and competitions, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, fall in love, clubbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 23K
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, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, dancer, dance, high school, teachers and students, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, hip hop culture, music, vandalism ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 10K
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: stylized, exciting, realistic, funny, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: dance school, competition, dancer's life, dancing, love and romance, dream, team, dance contest, fight, ballet, artists and showbiz, school dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 166K
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, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unlikely couple, dancer's life, resort, youth, love and romance, teenage love, music, dancing, dancer, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, contests and competitions, music, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, artists and showbiz, underdog, power relations, lifestyle, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, usa
⇓ 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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, high school, teenage love, basketball, teenage life, couple relations, music, follow your dream, hopes, youth, friends, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, utah, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
 25K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, dancer's life, dance performance, rivalry, follow your dream, ambition, betrayal, competition, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, dancer's life, music, school, follow your dream, hopes, youth, love and romance, ambition, performer's life, high school, ballet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, rapper, culture clash, fish out of water, musician's life, latin, music, follow your dream, urban, friendship, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, new york, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 21K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, dancer's life, ambition, contests and competitions, breakdance, dancing, music, leadership, teenage love, romance, university ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 42K
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: serious, feel good, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, dancer's life, dancing, dance, high school, small town, repression, music, rock, young lovers, dance teacher, prom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dance Academy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 24 min.
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, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dance school, dance, ambition, teenage life, friendship, teacher, dancer's life, family, teenager, ballerina, ballet, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: girls' night, date night
Plot: music, creativity, human spirit, hip hop, dancing, school, ambition, mentor, choreographer, lifestyle, life philosophy, dancer's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 109K
Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, exciting, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: dream come true, follow your dream, teenage love, artists and showbiz, underdog, dream, romance, dancer, dancing, friendship, dance, teenage girl ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 17K
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, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, music, dance, dancer, figure skating, love triangle, dancer's life, rock, underdog, dance teacher, ball, career ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
 599
B-Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young female breakdancer, Angel, moves to Los Angeles after an attack by an ex-boyfriend nearly ends her dance career forever. B-Girl follows Angel through recovery and acceptance of a new life as she busts a move into the male-centric world of ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, hip hop, follow your dream, music, romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, youth, performer's life, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 61K
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, kids
Plot: music, small town, high school, rebellion, fish out of water, dancer's life, rebelliousness, high school life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.5
 7K
High Strung (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Romania, USA
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, entertaining, light, sweet
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ballet, violin, dancing, youth, hip hop, follow your dream, dancer's life, culture clash, competition, music, breaking point, unlikely couple ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while ...
Style: feel good, exciting, funny, romantic, bad taste humour ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, nightlife, teenage life, unlikely couple, obsessive quest, fall in love, youth, ex couple relations, one night, romance, teenager, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, teenager, music school, small town, ambition, rivalry, musician's life, romance, school, high school, contests and competitions, singer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.4
 50K
LOL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, romantic, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, best friends, high school life, youth, friends, high school, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 41K
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: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dancing, dance, underdog, ballet, music, cinderella story, romance, dancer's life, rock, welder, locksmith, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Jerk Theory (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring recording artist, Adam, is burned by a bad relationship experience and decides that if women won't respond to the "nice guy" then he'll be "the jerk." This is wildly successful with meaningless ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school, fall in love, dating, singer, romance, american football player, love and romance, youth, couple relations, wooing, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 98K
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, exciting, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bar, nightlife, nightclub, love affair, music, urban, ambition, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, dancer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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