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Take the Lead (2006)
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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 dancer, Pierre Dulane.
Style: feel good, captivating, inspirational, sexy, entertaining, sincere, touching, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dancer, dedicated educator, high school, dance, teachers and students, ambition, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music, hip hop, life is a bitch, hopes, urban ghetto, teacher, prejudice, teenage life, vandalism, boss, society, hip hop culture, ballet, reach out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, serious and sexy films with plots about dancing, hip hop, artists and showbiz, music, dancer's life, dance and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Take the Lead: Save the Last Dance (2001), Freedom Writers (2007), Step Up 3D (2010), Step Up (2006), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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Freedom Writers (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Style: inspirational, rough, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teachers and students, dedicated educator, teacher, high school, lifestyle change, idealism, teenage life, gang violence, social relations, life is a bitch, racial tension, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 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%
 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 ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sweet, serious, entertaining ...
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
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100%
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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
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100%
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, rough, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, teacher, rap, profanity, teenage life, hopes, amusement park, school teacher, boss, high school life, karate, naval officer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ 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
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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%
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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
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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
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100%
 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
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100%
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: serious, sexy, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: disco, dance performance, twentysomething life, hopes, romance, ambition, contests and competitions, escape from reality, social climbing, urban ghetto life, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california
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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%
Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, prejudice, friendship, prodigy, basketball, writer's life, african american, private school, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, scotland, brooklyn new york city, new york yankees ...
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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
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100%
Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: All self-taught dancer Kate Parker has ever wanted to do was perform with the American Academy of Ballet. But when she doesnt make it after auditioning, she learns that it takes more than precision and perfection to succeed in the dance world.
Style: light, motivational, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, performer's life, follow your dream, youth, rivalry, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, dancing, young lovers, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
 7.5
 105K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, romantic, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, child prodigy, orphanage, youth, music, musician's life, hopes, musician, lie, dancing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1995
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, xian, san francisco ...
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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
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100%
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Music of the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: dedicated educator, school, school teacher, against the odds, fighting the system, ambition, teachers and students, female protagonist, music teacher, violinist, violin, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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100%
 6.6
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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
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
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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 ⇓
39%
 5.9
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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%
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
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100%
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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: 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
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37%
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, fall in love, dancing, romance, latin, social differences, young lovers, couples, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america
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100%
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, hopes, couples, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
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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
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34%
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, dance, music, romance, follow your dream, teachers and students, hopes, ambition, opposites attract, social differences ...
Place: las vegas, usa, latin america, cuba, nevada ...
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34%
 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
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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 ⇓
33%