Movies like Footloose

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Footloose (2011)
 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 troubled daughter Ariel in the process.
Style: sincere, feel good, serious, intense, entertaining, humorous, absurd, romantic, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: dancing, dance, teenage love, dancer's life, love and romance, small town, youth, repression, rebellion, rebelliousness, teenage life, rock, young lovers, fish out of water, social relations, dancer, high school, artists and showbiz, disorder, culture clash, high school life, curfew, religious fundamentalism, misfit, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, southern usa, boston

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Most similar movies to Footloose

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, humorous and entertaining films with plots about dancing, love and romance, music, life philosophy, youth, dance and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Footloose: Dirty Dancing (1987), Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), Save the Last Dance (2001), Step Up Revolution (2012), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: captivating, serious, 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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88%
 7.0
 216K
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, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, dancing, romance, unlikely couple, dancer's life, love and romance, dancer, fall in love, resort, teenage love, couples, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, feel good, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, fall in love, dancing, romance, social differences, latin, young lovers, couples, youth, family relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
100%
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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: 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 ⇓
50%
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, friendship, prom, high school hunk, high school life, love and romance, teenage life, buddies, couple relations, couples, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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%
 6.2
 57K
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, dance, happy ending, contests and competitions, youth, hip hop, ambition, young lovers, music, romance, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.5
 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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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%
 6.0
 34K
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 ⇓
50%
 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%
The Fighting Temptations (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Fighting Temptations stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the film's protagonist as he attempts to revive a church choir in order to enter a gospel competition with the help of a beautiful lounge singer (Beyoncé Knowles) with whom he soon falls in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: church choir, small town, music, last wish, disorder, friendship, contests and competitions, ambition, music band, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 76K
Rock of Ages (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sexy, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rock, rock star, ambition, fall in love, waiter, young love, musician's life, love and romance, follow your dream, young lovers, hopes, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 125K
Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, exciting, thought provoking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: artists and showbiz, teenage love, dream come true, dancing, fat girl, follow your dream, dance, overweight, underdog, romance, dream, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ 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, sport team, family relations, music, couple relations, basketball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 5.7
 111K
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, dancing, love affair, nightlife, 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 ⇓
50%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 115K
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, teen romance, dancer's life, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Another Cinderella Story (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a costume ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her curfew. And with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in front of him, he ...
Style: feel good, romantic, modern fairy tale, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage love, cinderella, teenage life, school, love and romance, pop star, youth, singing, dancer, rags to riches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
StreetDance 2 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, fall in love, dancer's life, dancer, music, rivalry, love and romance, ambition, latin, salsa, uninhibited rivalry, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 45K
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, lifestyle, follow your dream, teenagers, sexual harassment, ambition, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.3
 14K
Bandslam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, rock band, music, friends, ambition, love and romance, teenager, hopes, rock, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High school loser (Cannon) pays a cheerleader (Milian) to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool. Remake of 1987's Can't Buy Me Love, starring Patrick Dempsey.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, opposites attract, lifestyle, fish out of water, fall in love, social differences, couples, youth, dishonesty, cheerleader, cons and scams, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, california, paris france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 6K
Breakin' (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, breakdance, hip hop, rivalry, dance, breakdancing, rap, music, friendship, teenage love, disco, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, funny, exciting, sweet, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unlikely couple, nightlife, teenage life, teenagers, obsessive quest, youth, fall in love, lifestyle, ex couple relations, one night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
High School Musical 2 (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The East High Wildcats are ready to have the time of their lives. Troy (Zac Efron) is thrilled when he’s offered a job in a country club, but it’s all part of Sharpay’s (Ashley Tisdale) plot to lure him away from Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens). ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teenage love, high school life, love and romance, youth, ambition, country club, talent show, teenage life, buddies, follow your dream, romance, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 2.9
 9K
Cool as Ice (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Johnny, a freewheeling, motorcycle-riding musician, rolls into a small town with his band, and meets Kathy, an honor student who catches his eye. Meanwhile, Kathy's father, after being in the Witness Protection Program, is finally found by the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gang, music, youth, rebelliousness, teenage life, romance, love affair, opposites attract, love and romance, young lovers, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%