Movies like White Men Can't Dance

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White Men Can't Dance (2012)
 4.1
 49
White Men Can't Dance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pete Weaver has out of the break-dancing world for a long time and his father, and daughter needs expensive medical treatment. With training assistance from his old break-dancing buddies, he sets his sights on winning a competition that promises enough winnings to save his daughter's life.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: follow your dream, contests and competitions, unemployment, buddies, rivalry, loss of job, doctors and patients, loss of loved one, death of loved one, death of father, loss of father, death of daughter, loss of daughter
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to White Men Can't Dance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, follow your dream, family relations and youth mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like White Men Can't Dance: Big Spender (2003), Virginia's Run (2002), All In (2006), Contest (2013), Little Zizou (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 246
Big Spender (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, simply abandoned by his 'mother', has nobody else then Eddie's granny. When he hears about a program for convicts working ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: redemption, rehabilitation, prison, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, animal life, life is a bitch, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 717
Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: against the odds, teenage life, follow your dream, mischievous children, ambition, youth, love and romance, rehabilitation, hopes, contests and competitions, family life, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 3.7
 1K
All In (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Six medical students with unique talents pool their resources to win the World Series of Poker.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gambling, poker, medical school, doctor, rivalry, contests and competitions, follow your dream, ambition, ego clash, college, buddies, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.5
 631
Contest (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bullied high school student Tommy is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor, Matt, the school's most popular student and star athlete. Tommy is suspicious, but is forced to accept the awkward friendship in order to enter a cooking contest ...
Style: feel good, captivating, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, swimming, teenage life, school, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, high school, couples, friends, cooking and food, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.7
 354
Little Zizou (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a Pasie boy's view of his community in modern day Mumbai.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: family relations, rivalry, society, religions or cults, soccer, brother brother relationship, bigger dreams, love, friendship, city life, healing power, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
One Hit from Home (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Story: After suffering a career ending knee injury, pro-baseball superstar Jimmy Easton (Dave Stone) returns to a place he has not been in a very long time....home. Here, Jimmy confronts dark memories from a tragic past as he tries to make peace with a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: rivalry, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, youth, haunted by the past, sport team, underdog, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, culture clash, college life, youth, follow your dream, buddies, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Blue Water High (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Blue Water High is an Australian television drama series, broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on ABC1 and on Austar/Foxtel Nickelodeon channel in Australia and on various channels in many other countries. Each season follows the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: surfing, teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, best friends, youth, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, family, family relations, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This was going to be the first year that Marshal Middle School was not going to have a dance team. All that changes when the new Biology teacher, Ms. Bartlett, agrees to be the coach. Now the girls need to prove that they are ready to compete and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: school, dancer's life, against the odds, family, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, contests and competitions, ambition, cheerleader, working class, teenage girl, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: spelling bee, elementary school, rivalry, self esteem, african american, family relations, human spirit, human nature, hopes, contests and competitions, dedicated educator, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The System Within (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tony "Wise" Good, is an internationally famous model. He fought his way out of the inner city and rocketed straight to the top. He had it all... The career, the trophy wife, fame, fortune and all the luxuries that come with success. But ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: rivalry, ambition, rise and fall, rise to the top, dishonesty, lifestyle, betrayal, fashion model, husband wife relationship, nightmare comes true, fashion, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 4K
Cloud 9 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set high atop snow-capped mountains in the adrenaline-fueled world of competitive snowboarding, the Disney Channel Original Movie “Cloud 9″ tells the inspiring story of two snowboarders who must overcome self-doubt to learn that achieving their ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, couples, snowboarding, opposites attract, athlete's life, parents and children, rivalry, extreme sport, disorder, contests and competitions, ambition, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 373
Baby Sellers (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, the Lifetime Original Movie, Baby Sellers, exposes the shocking international criminal enterprise of infant trafficking. Stars Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kirstie Alley.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, crimes, working undercover, immigrants, legal action, babies and infants, society, life is a bitch, kidnapping, orphanage, tough heroes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 113
8000 Miles (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ikku, Mighty and Tomu live in Saitama, not exactly the coolest places to get involved in a wanna-be rap star lifestyle. But try they do with their freestyle rap band Sho-Gung. Yu Irie, who gained the Grand Prize at Yubari Fantastic Film Festival ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: hip hop, dull life, hopes, music band, youth, buddies, suburbs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 3K
The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, uplifting
Plot: starting over, american dream, immigrants, society, lottery, 9/11, hopes, rivalry, urban, city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Midnight Stallion (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When they discover a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers.
Style: feel good, captivating, sincere, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family business, family, contests and competitions, family relations, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, farm, rivalry, youth, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Second Chance (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ends. When they are suddenly thrown together in a tough ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: suburban life, fish out of water, clergy, crimes, rich and poor, city life, gang, buddies, suburbs, friends, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 389
The Road Home (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Growing up in Las Vegas, Danny and Melissa meet at age eight and are destined to become life long friends. During their teen years they cling to each other for love and security but as they grow older their lives take different paths. Danny fills ...
Style: humorous, touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: americana, destiny, athlete's life, follow your dream, looking for love, lifestyle, romance, ambition, love and romance, hopes, rivalry, major league ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Wild Stallion (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A story about two girls, CJ and Hanna. CJ lives on a ranch, Hanna comes to visit and decides to photograph wild horses for a school project. The girls become great friends and learn of a plot that might jeopardize the mustangs.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, horse, urban legend, coming of age, farm, self discovery, family, youth, cons and scams, ranch, rivalry, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 672
Video Girl (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lorie Walker ( Meagan Good), attends a ritzy private school in a small southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie ( Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After a chance meeting with a renowned music video director, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, dancer's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, small town, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, rivalry, society, couples, injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Scream of Stone (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Argentina, UK, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A meeting of two world famous climbers, one an experienced mountaineer the other a sport climber, and a journalist (Ivan) results in a bet on which of the two is the best climber. Roger (the mountaineering expert) states that Martin (the sport ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: mountain, climbing, love triangle, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, wilderness, danger, mountain climbing, dream, obsession, mountaineer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Moondance Alexander (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, sincere
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, young heroes, obsessive quest, eccentric family, teenage life, athlete and trainer, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Song of Sparrows (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes into a world alien to him - incredibly hectic Tehran, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: farmer, family life, family problems, human nature, unemployment, parents and children, family in crisis, dignity, new job, hopes, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.1
 734
Midnight Clear (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve in the Arizona desert, a middle-aged man (Stephen Baldwin) and an old woman (K Callan) contemplate suicide. But through chance run-ins with strangers and perhaps some divine intervention, they cross paths and change each ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: church, christmas, life is a bitch, redemption, family relations, unemployment, love and romance, hopes, society, clergy, small town life, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, friendship, horse trainer, teenage life, against the odds, human spirit, adventure, ambition, rivalry, family, underdog, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 155
Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, rough ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, rivalry, friendship, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Full-Court Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Full-Court Miracle is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on November 23, 2003. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, college, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, sport team, contests and competitions, follow your dream, underdog, rivalry, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, rivalry, dishonesty, society, friends, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, cons and scams, gang, crimes, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 202
Rocky Road (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a Wall Street firm downsizes, a well-to-do trader (Glee's Mark Salling) finds himself living with his parents and driving their ice cream truck.
Style: feel good, sincere, light, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: homecoming, family business, unemployment, family, family relations, parents and children, bank, adolescence vs adulthood, society, ice cream truck, self discovery, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
To Be Fat Like Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Pretty, popular, and slim high-schooler Aly Schimdt had plans of earning a sports scholarship to college but a knee injury ruins her chances. She decides to enter a documentary contest in the hopes of winning money for college. She believes that ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: teenage girl, overweight, summer school, doctors and patients, working undercover, youth, contests and competitions, friendship, teenage life, college, school, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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