Movies and TV shows like Fame

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Fame (1982)
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Fame (1982)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987. The show is based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name. Using a mixture of drama and music, it followed the lives of the students and faculty at the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. Although fictional, it was based heavily on the actual Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York. Most interior scenes were filmed in Hollywood, California. In all seasons except the 3rd, the show filmed several exterior scenes on location in New York City. The popularity of the series, particularly in the UK, led to several hit records and live concert tours by the cast. Despite its success, very few of the actors maintained high-profile careers after the series was cancelled. A number of the cast members were seen again briefly in Bring Back...Fame, a reunion special made for UK television in 2008.
Style: feel good, realistic, serious, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dancing, friendship, desire for fame, music, youth, student life, high school life, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, rehearsal, power relations, ballet, friends, teachers and students, showbiz, ambition, dance school, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, performer's life, teenager, musician, student ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Fame

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and semi serious films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, teenage life, high school life, friendship, lifestyle and teenager mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Fame: Center Stage (2000), Rebelde Way (2002), Victorious (2010), Fast Forward (1985), Hull High (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fame (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: high school, dance school, high school life, graduation, music, audition, follow your dream, ballet, rising to stardom, youth, rehearsal, breaking point ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
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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: serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, dancing, love triangle, music, lifestyle, hopes, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, rivalry, infidelity, ballerina ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
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100%
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Fame (2009)
Genre: Comedy, 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: semi serious, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, music, teacher, teenage life, showbiz, high school life, dream come true, desire for fame, youth, follow your dream, dance school, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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38%
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Rebelde Way (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rebelde Way is a Martín Fierro Award—nominated Argentine soap opera created and produced by Cris Morena. It originally aired from 26 May 2002 to 18 December 2003. The series was broadcast in many countries worldwide, including Peru, Germany, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, boarding school life, friends, teenage love, teenage life, boarding school, friendship, teachers and students, love and romance, youth, music, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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31%
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Victorious (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 until February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sitcom
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, family, teachers and students, high school life, hollywood, teenage life, singer, music, love and romance, lifestyle, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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29%
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Fast Forward (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, rock, relationship vs career, friendship, high school life, teenage love, showbiz, family life, friends, family relations, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, ohio
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28%
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, couple relations, buddies, couples, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Hull High (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hull High is an American musical teen drama series which aired on the NBC television network in 1990. The series was created and executive produced by Gil Grant.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage life, social relations, power relations, teachers and students, high school life, hip hop, youth, teacher student relationship, ethnic diversity, breakdance, female teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, friendship, ambitious, ballet, ballerina, dancing, teenage life, teacher, ambition, hopes, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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33%
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, realistic, serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, youth, teenage love, dancer, contests and competitions, hip hop, dance contest, underdog, ballet, teenage life, breakdance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland
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26%
The Next Step (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the lives of an elite group of young dancers who train at The Next Step Studio.
Style: captivating, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dance school, dancer, dance studio, dancing, dancer's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, teenage life, power relations, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, love and romance, couple relations, sport team, family relations, friendship, happy ending, teen romance, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Cheetah Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, showbiz, high school, fashion, musician's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, music band, rising to stardom, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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25%
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Lemonade Mouth (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, entertaining
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, youth, teenage life, artists and showbiz, friends, music band, friendship, performance, lifestyle, high school life, self discovery, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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24%
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Dawson's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, small town, teenage life, coming of age, love triangle, romance, couples, high school life, couple relations, self discovery, homosexual, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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23%
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Shout (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, music teacher, boys' school, power relations, kids in trouble, friends, escape, musician's life, ambition, orphan, rebellion, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s
Place: texas, usa
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23%
Sunday School Musical (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two competing groups of high school students must rally together and enter a song and dance competition in order to save their church from closing.
Style: humorous, light, exciting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, church, friends, lifestyle, follow your dream, rivalry, music band, ambition, teenage love, teachers and students, save the day, choir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Beverly Hills, 90210 followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, family relations, rich kid, youth, social issues, college life, love and romance, lifestyle, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, teen drama
Plot: dancing, high school, youth, rebelliousness, love and romance, dancer's life, rebellion, small town, parents and children, fish out of water, high school life, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Life As We Know It (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: See life through the eyes of Dino, Ben, and Jonathan -- three teens experiencing the joys and pains of growing up. Although different in many ways, these guys have one main thing in common -- women. Together, their attitudes about women are ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, masturbation, teachers and students, infidelity, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, family relations, sexual relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
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22%
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, hopes, love and romance, teachers and students, prodigy, music, urban ghetto life, hardcase students, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Carrie Diaries (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Before she was a fashion icon, before her column in the New York Star, before Mr. Big, Carrie Bradshaw was an innocent 16-year-old girl living in suburban Connecticut.
Style: exciting, captivating, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, youth, teenage life, first sex, boyfriend, high school life, high school hunk, friends, prom, gossip and rumors, shopping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new york, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Heartbreak High (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Heartbreak High is a popular Australian television series that ran for five years from 1994 to 1999. The series dealt with the students of Hartley High, a tough high school in a multi-racial area of Sydney, and proved to be a more gritty and ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, hardcase students, society, underdog, youth, coming of age, buddies, dedicated educator, rivalry, lifestyle, ambition, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 6.4
 12K
Big Time Rush (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Four teenage friends move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles to form a potential chart-topping boy band after Kendall is inadvertently discovered by an eccentric record executive, Gustavo Rocque. As they seize this opportunity of a lifetime, these ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sitcom, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, rising to stardom, teenager, friends, boy band, family relations, ex athlete, high school life, teenage life, siblings relations, high school, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 170K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: romantic, witty, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, popularity, youth, love triangle, gossip and rumors, love and romance, betrayal, lifestyle, adolescence, friends, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 17K
Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, actress, actor's life, producer, singer, actor, starlet, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, teenager, music school, music, ambition, rivalry, musician's life, lifestyle, teenage life, romance, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 3K
Dream High (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Dream High is a South Korean television series broadcast by KBS in 2011. It features miss A's Suzy, Kim Soo-hyun, T-ara's Eunjung, IU and 2PM. The drama was popular among teenagers, and brought in viewership ratings in the 18 to 20 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: high school, teenage life, music industry, ambition, friendship, musician's life, follow your dream, against the odds, prodigy, mastermind, youth, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.3
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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: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, music, love and romance, lifestyle, follow your dream, sexual harassment, ambition, choreographer, club, cheerleading, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.1
 58K
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, young lovers, happy ending, contests and competitions, youth, hip hop, ambition, music, romance, follow your dream, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%