Movies like Slow Dancing in the Big City

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Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978)
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Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978)
Original name: Slow Dancing In The Big City
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: ballerina, romance, misfit, orphan, life is a bitch, love and romance, ambition, fall in love, follow your dream, hopes, artists and showbiz, society, urban, couples, terminal illness, opposites attract, doctors and patients, city life, columnist, unfulfillment, dancer's life, unlikely couple, relationship vs career, dancing, ballet ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Slow Dancing in the Big City

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, bittersweet and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Slow Dancing in the Big City: Musical Chairs (2011), Six Weeks (1982), Two for the Seesaw (1962), The Turning Point (1977), Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Musical Chairs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his dancer partner, Mia, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, couples, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, hopes, society, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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95%
 5.7
 763
Six Weeks (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, youth, tragic hero, bittersweet, family relations, couples, campaign, infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jerry Ryan wanders aimlessly around New York after giving up his Nebrascan law practice. His wife asks for a divorce. He meets Gittel, a struggling dancer from Greenwich Village and they try to sort out their lives. An extended conversation piece ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, opposites attract, unlikely couple, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, young lovers, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, nebraska, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Turning Point (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, career change, ballerina, bittersweet, romance, dancer's life, love and romance, rivalry, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack and Jill's Manifesto of Rules to Live By Rule 1 Be honest Rule 2 Believe in fairy tales Rule 3 Accept time as our friend Rule 4 Make sure the nooky is good Rule 5 Promote beauty. Wage a sustained campaign against ugliness Rule 6 Abandon ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, terminal illness, couples, attraction, love and romance, female director, seductive, seduction
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couples, family relations, tragic love, fall in love, looking for love, lifestyle, love and romance, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, couple relations, couples, opposites attract, fall in love, friendship, romance, introspection, hopes, friends, haunted by the past, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 948
Sweet November (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman refuses to let her romances last longer than one month.
Style: sincere, gloomy, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: key, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, tragic hero, love and romance, terminal illness, love affair, fall in love, couples, bittersweet, opposites attract, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Make Your Move (2013)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A pair of star-crossed dancers in New York find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs.
Style: exciting, sexy, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, love and romance, contests and competitions, youth, young lovers, romance, ambition, nightlife, uninhibited rivalry, music, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, culture clash, tragic love, social decay, social differences, opposites attract, unlikely couple, musician's life, couples, racism, love affair ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 2K
Moments (1991)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Viren (Anil Kapoor) who travels to Rajasthan with his governess, affectionately called Dai Jaa (Waheeda Rehman). He meets the beautiful Pallavi (Sridevi) and he instantly falls in love with her. However, she also happens to be older then him, though ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, unfulfilled love, love triangle, love affair, true love, fall in love, couples, bittersweet, song ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, asia, india, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 19K
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: dance, dancing, ballet, music, love triangle, love and romance, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, infidelity, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual content, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, romance, unfulfillment, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, ambition, life is a bitch, romance, couples, love affair, racecar driver, hospital, love triangle, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 908
Yellow (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amaryllis Campos is a young, classically trained Latina ballerina, who dreams of leaving her impoverished home in Puerto Rico to pursue fame and fortune as a dancer. Amaryllis heads for New York City, where she is forced to work in a seedy strip ...
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, sexy, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, follow your dream, relationship vs career, self discovery, fall in love, love affair, nightlife, romance, dancer's life, stripper, life is a bitch, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 13K
Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, opposites attract, self discovery, love and romance, tragedy, couple relations, love affair, couples, looking for love, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 239
The Affair (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, polio, love, lawyer, songwriter, love and romance, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, love affair, lovers reunited, fall in love ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, contemplative, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, terminal illness, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, womanizer, age difference, romance, love, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Not Easily Broken (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: family problems, relationship vs career, ambition, hopes, couples, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, infidelity, african american protagonist, bittersweet, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 30K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, college, class differences, love, terminal illness, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: harvard university, paris france, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.8
 1K
Go for It! (2011)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be 'somebody' but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: ambition, hopes, self discovery, follow your dream, dancing, contests and competitions, desire for fame, dancer's life, dance school, hip hop, teachers and students, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the effects of disability.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: disability, wedding, paraplegic, romance, paralysis, couples, destiny, human nature, fall in love, isolation, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Last Word (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An odd-but-gifted poet, Evan Merck (Wes Bentley, 'American Beauty') makes his living writing suicide notes for the soon-to-be departed. So when he meets Charlotte (Winona Ryder, 'Girl, Interrupted'), the free-spirited sister of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: romance, writer's life, love and romance, dysfunctional family, fall in love, family problems, unlikely couple, opposites attract, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, mountain, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 is a 1978 film directed by Larry Peerce. It stars Marilyn Hassett and Timothy Bottoms. It is a sequel to The Other Side of the Mountain
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: paralysis, love and romance, romance, bittersweet, tragic love, fall in love, unfulfilled love, human spirit, love affair, disability, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 419
Touch Me (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bridgette is an actress teaching aerobics, and she falls in love with idle playboy Adam, who runs his father's gym. One day she finds out that one of her ex-lovers died of AIDS and, thinking that Adam is having an affair with another woman, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, feminism, impossible love, twentysomething life, fall in love, love affair, love triangle, terminal illness, plague, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Love N' Dancing (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bored-with-life English teacher meets a West Coast Swing champion dancer, they have an instant connection. Both feel that the other can fulfill what was missing in their lives. Jake and Jessica must try to elude all obstacles, romantic or ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: contests and competitions, infidelity, against the odds, fall in love, romance, dancer's life, follow your dream, obsessive quest, partners, love and romance, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 625
Cuckoo (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Visually-challenged Tamizh and Suthanthirakodi fall in love with each other, but her self-centred brother wants to marry her off to his friend, which leads to the lovers' separation. Can their love help them find each other?
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, disability, friendship, fall in love, blindness and impaired vision, love story, couples, relationship vs career, journey, unfulfillment, society, loan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 7K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, love affair, doctors and patients, destructive relationship, fall in love, rehabilitation, forbidden love ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
If I Knew What You Said (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 88 min.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couples, youth, artists and showbiz, romance, rebellion, hopes, young lovers, society, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%