Movies like Dying to Dance

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Dying to Dance (2001)
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Dying to Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young man must teach a woman to dance - at any cost.
Plot: anorexia, teenager, dancing, ballet, young woman, food, death, ballerina, jealousy, teenage girl, dancer, parents, 18 year old, jealous woman, fainting, teenage daughter, malnutrition, weight loss, eating disorder, weight

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Most similar movies to Dying to Dance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, realistic, touching and serious films with plots about teenager, eating disorder, anorexia, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, high school and dancing mostly in Drama, Music and Family genres. Some movies like Dying to Dance: When Friendship Kills (1996), For the Love of Nancy (1994), To the Bone (2017), Her Last Chance (1996), Mirrors (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
When Friendship Kills (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two friends keep their vomiting a secret until one friend almost dies.
Plot: anorexia, eating disorder, lost child, blood, chaos, secret, hospital, vomiting, disability, teenager, desire, dream ...
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95%
For the Love of Nancy (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The parents of an anorexic woman fight to save her life.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, witty ...
Plot: anorexia, college, eating disorder, police station, parents and children, physical appearance, teenage life, mental illness, fighting crime, youth, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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To the Bone (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young woman dealing with anorexia meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, melancholic, suspense
Plot: anorexia, eating disorder, therapy, suicide, artist, pregnant woman, smoking, sister sister relationship, abortion, painter, talent, netflix ...
Place: arizona, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Her Last Chance (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.
Plot: accident, death, jealousy, drugs, party, drug addict, teenager, drug addiction
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Mirrors (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aspiring Midwestern ballerina (Marguerite Hickey) struggles in New York as the only jobs she can get are as chorus performers. Her personal life is equally dismal.
Plot: career, reporter, footsie under the table, female protagonist, love triangle, dancer, ballerina, ballet, muscleman, bathroom, dancing, love ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Out of Step (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Graced with the instinctive ability to dance, Jenny Thomas wants nothing more than to become a professional dancer. All of her hard work pays off when she is accepted to a prominent dance program in New York. Against her mother's will, but with ...
Plot: dancer, dancing, mormon, dance, latter day saints, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mormonism
Place: utah, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, teenage daughter, family relations, family life, mental illness, physical appearance, obsession, parents and children, starvation, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Bolshoy (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Julia is incredibly talented. She can become a great ballerina. But for this purpose she must give up everything: the interests of the family, her first love, friendship. Over and over again the heroine will face a complex choice between the dream ...
Style: colourful, realistic, artsy, sad
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, dancing, ballerina, theater, dance, female protagonist, teacher, high school, mentor, rivalry, friendship, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Little Miss Perfect (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An overambitious high school freshman tries to control her life by controlling her weight.
Plot: anorexia, photograph, reflection, pressure, blog, cutting, beast, eating disorder, control, teenager, darkroom, perfection ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Feed (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Olivia and Matthew Grey, 18-year-old twins born into a world of privilege and high expectations. There are almost no boundaries between them - even their dreams are connected.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anorexia, twins, hospitalization, eating disorder, family, life is a bitch, love, adaptation, youth, destiny, society, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nevosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her troubled home life and problems at school in which her ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: anorexia, mental illness, eating disorder, power relations, family relations, misfit, youth, unfulfillment, elderly, teenage life, physical appearance, human nature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Rough Winds (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three devastating teenage stories fuse beneath the calm of a quiet, average neighborhood.
Plot: female director, post traumatic stress disorder, suburbs, teenager, closeted gay, anorexia, high school, suicide attempt
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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V.D. (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high school track star's wedding plans are capsized by venereal disease and a bad, beautiful new girl in town. His coach and a physician steer him into the light again.
Plot: amusement park, curfew, coach, youth, driving, police, high school, jealousy, syphilis, film within a film, marriage, doctor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Unspeakable Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 17-year-old Jackie is in distress as her older brother Matthew gets his first girlfriend and prepares for college. Though Matthew does not share her incestuous desire, Jackie fights the intrusion of reality on her idyllic childhood world
Plot: incest, slice of life, therapy, loss of virginity, quitting smoking, facebook, friendship, ouija board, eating disorder, brother sister relationship, sex scene, house party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Invisible Light (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, South Korea
Story: The film is counterbalanced between two interrelated parts. The first part takes place in Los Angeles, and is centered around a Korean female student, Gah-in, who is studying in the US. She is having a sexual affair with a married man named, Jun. ...
Plot: anorexia, female director, desperation, illicit affair, korean american, depression, pregnancy, intimacy, silence, strength, bulimia, affair ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in the north of Argentina. Yolanda, a young girl of Wichi origin, tells in her native language (Wichi LhÃĪmtes), the story of how, as a family maid in a "criollo" home, she has her hair unjustly cut: this is her most particular trait, ...
Plot: female director, teenage girl, earthquake, haircut, teenager, birthday, church, maid, dancing, catholic
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 63
44 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Based on true events, 44 is the story of Migs, an 18 year old high school student trapped between the two opposing forces of his father, a drug dealer and convicted felon, and his mother, an NYPD cop.
Style: based on true events
Plot: drug dealer, father son relationship, teenager, 18 year old, policewoman, nypd, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sweet Temptation (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jade is a sixteen year old girl with all the problems a teenager faces. Moreover, her parents are divorced and she lives with her mother Jesse. Jesse falls in love with Billy, a much younger man who is also divorced and has two little kids. When ...
Plot: asthma, older man younger woman sex, older man younger woman relationship, loss of virginity, unfaithful husband, older man younger woman, secret revealed, jealous man, older woman younger man, coming of age, teenage sexuality, virgin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.
Plot: running, teenager, high school, female athlete, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, athlete, accident, race, hit by a car, runner ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Center Stage: On Pointe (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Center Stage: On Pointe, Jonathan Reeves (Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy, and enlists his his top choreographers Charlie (Radetsky), Cooper (Stiefel) and Tommy (Wormald) ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, psychological
Plot: dancing, ballerina, partner, friendship, ballet, training, rivalry, camp, audition, reputation, competition, dancer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Promised Land (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ling Ai and He Jiang are young, ambitious, and in pursuit of careers imported from the West, but romantic longings and career ambitions are inevitably shaped by larger social forces.
Plot: ballerina, romance, dancer, female protagonist, moving
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Hurt (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mandy White is a cheerleader. Dan LaCoy is a football player. Jason Dobbs is a bully. Eli Barker is an artist. Asia Borg is a foster kid. What they all have in common however, is that they are hurting. Each one deals with their own personal issues ...
Plot: high school, depression, teenager, suicide, shooting, bullying, death, student, alcohol abuse
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The chronic innocence (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: For Janus his friend Tore is his big ideal: pretty, intelligent and self-confident. Janus is grateful for his friendship even though he is considered the court jester. When Tore falls in love with the beautiful and sweet girl Helle, Janus accepts ...
Plot: high school teacher, high school graduation, teenager, high school boy, teenage boy, teenage sexuality, exam, teenage girl, young love, jealousy, schoolgirl, high school student ...
Place: denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The girl by the side of the road. You've seen her standing there. Thumb out. Smiling. There are thousands like her all over America. And you've heard about what happens to some of them when they get in the wrong car. This movie is about ...
Audience: teens
Plot: melancholy, teenager, rebellious daughter, stalking, hitchhiker, psychopath, teenage girl, on the road, rape, rapist
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 1K
Perfect Body (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Obsessed with perfection, young gymnast Andie Bradley nearly starves herself to realize her dream of making the Olympic gymnastics team.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological
Plot: anorexia, eating disorder, weight loss, lifestyle, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, underdog, obsessive quest, power relations, friends, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Susan Slade (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pregnant teen allows her mother to pass the baby off as her own.
Plot: pregnant teenager, airport, airplane, swimming, jealousy, song, christmas tree, christmas, marriage proposal, lie, singing, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: chile, guatemala, santiago chile, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Year of the Cannibals (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the streets of a damp metropolis lie the corpses of hundreds and hundreds of boys and girls. No one can give them a resting place because of a law enacted by a repressive State. But the young Antigone, with the help of a foreigner, Tiresias, ...
Plot: death, symbolism, fascism, brother, teenager, shot to death, oppression, society, body, male full rear nudity, female nudity, mental institution ...
Place: milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Weekend Nun (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: True story of Jane Duco, a young nun who also had a job as a probation officer.
Plot: probation officer, pregnant woman, warden, teenager, teenage pregnancy, teenage girl, pregnancy, pregnant, mother superior, unwed pregnancy, probation, pregnant teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Disfigured (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lydia is an overweight sales clerk in a trendy home furnishings store, nearing 30. Though she is a member of a Fat Acceptance Group (a movement dedicated to fighting prejudice against overweight people), she is still struggling with complex feelings ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: support group, friendship, looking for love, unlikely couple, friends, misfit, human nature, physical appearance, anorexia, eating disorder, obesity, acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Arresting Gena (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A directionless teenager (Aesha Waks) becomes involved with a headstrong runaway (Summer Phoenix) and her drug-dealing brother (Sam Rockwell).
Plot: female director, friendship between women, coming of age, female friendship, irresponsible, teenage girl, terminal illness, youth, female protagonist, teenager, mother daughter relationship, teenage protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%