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, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, follow your dream, couples, society, opposites attract, ambition, terminal illness, doctors and patients, city life, artists and showbiz, hopes, unfulfillment, dancer's life, unlikely couple, relationship vs career, dancing, loneliness, ballet, urban ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, unfulfillment, bittersweet and hopes mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Slow Dancing in the Big City: Musical Chairs (2011), The Turning Point (1977), Six Weeks (1982), Two for the Seesaw (1962), 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, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, lifestyle, couples, society, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, ballerina, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, career change, bittersweet, romance, rivalry, love and romance, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, oklahoma, california
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, couples, campaign, family relations, bittersweet, youth, hopes, romance, unfulfillment, tragic hero, love and romance, dancer's life ...
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: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, family relations, couples, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, hopes, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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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, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, social differences, fall in love, opposites attract, romance, terminal illness, couples, attraction, love and romance, seductive, seduction, female director
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, couples, buddies, fall in love, opposites attract, friendship, romance, hopes, introspection, unlikely couple, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: opposites attract, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic hero, bittersweet, love affair, terminal illness, fall in love, couples, romance, pills ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, immigrants, society, youth, family relations, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, sexual content, dealing with death ...
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: sexy, serious, captivating, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, love and romance, romance, young lovers, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, music, interracial relations, nightlife, artists and showbiz, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, polio, family relations, lawyer, love, songwriter, couple relations, infidelity, lovers reunited, tragic love, unfulfilled love, forbidden love ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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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44%
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, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, culture clash, social differences, tragic love, social decay, unlikely couple, opposites attract, musician's life, couples, fall in love, racism ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, opposites attract, unfulfillment, bittersweet, love affair, love triangle, true love, fall in love, unfulfilled love, couples, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, asia, india, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, love affair, couples, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, hopes, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, love affair, sexual content, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, bittersweet, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Desire (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A story bout a relationship that's ended. Khwahish traces the sexy, funny and intense relationship of Amar Ranawat(Himanshu Malik) and Lekha Khorzuvekar (Mallika Sherawat) from the time they meet in the last semester of college, their quirky ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, class differences, love and romance, youth, young lovers, couples, life is a bitch, hopes, college, rich and poor, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 34K
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, romance, love, college, class differences, young love, terminal illness, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: harvard university, new york, boston, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jonathan 'Jack' Harris is a waiter, who hopes to start a newspaper called The Tribeca Times, after the part of Manhattan where he lives, and while struggling to find advertisers and stories decides to do one on Internet dating services, so ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, hidden identity, opposites attract, fall in love, couples, romance, disorder, internet dating, computers and web, love and romance, misfit, dog ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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38%
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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: uplifting, serious, emotional, sexy, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: follow your dream, lifestyle, fall in love, self discovery, relationship vs career, romance, dancer's life, nightlife, love affair, stripper, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
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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, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, doctors and patients, fall in love, forbidden love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
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37%
 3.7
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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, captivating, serious, uplifting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, illinois
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: paralysis, bittersweet, disability, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, misfit, tragic love, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: writer's life, romance, love and romance, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, mentally unstable, family problems, fall in love, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: tragic love, terminal illness, self discovery, couples, ambition, life is a bitch, romance, love affair, racecar driver, hospital, love triangle, formula 1 ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 29K
Romance 2 (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young woman meets a failing musician who launches her singing career, but their relationship is doomed when people assume he's with her for her fame and fortune.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: love and romance, tragic love, musician's life, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, fall in love, romance, relationship vs career, alcohol abuse, artist, couples, family disapproval ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
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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, journey, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, couples, society, train travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
If I Knew What You Said (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 88 min.
Style: uplifting, emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, unlikely couple, rebellion, society, artists and showbiz, romance, hopes, youth, young lovers, couples, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, romantic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, opposites attract, age difference, couple relations, terminal illness, love story, love, unlikely couple, fall in love, womanizer, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 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: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: disability, wedding, paraplegic, paralysis, couples, isolation, destiny, fall in love, human nature, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%