Movies like The Ballroom

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The Ballroom (2007)
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The Ballroom (2007)
Original name: Chega de Saudade
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An evening in an old time dance hall in Sao Paulo introduces us to local characters who reminisce about the past, wonder about the future, have fun, flirt, fight and, of course, dance. Its earthy humour and eternal themes of ageing, loneliness and desire is an antidote to grumpy old men and women everywhere.
Plot: dancing, betrayal, dancer, tango, flirting, salsa, samba, female director, flirt, dance
Place: brazil

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Most similar movies to The Ballroom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and disturbing films with plots about dancing, dancer, love, dancer's life, male female relationship, tango and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like The Ballroom: Tango, the Exile of Gardel (1985), Out of Step (2002), Aniceto (2008), My Father Up the Tree (1969), Kamaladalam (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tango, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.
Plot: tango, dancer, exile, dancing
Place: paris france, argentina
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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: mormon, dancer, dancing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, latter day saints
Place: new york, utah
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70%
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Aniceto (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Love, passion, disappointment, pain and sadness shape this love triangle between Aniceto, Francisca and Lucía, played by dancers Hernán Piquín, Natalia Pelayo and Alejandra Baldón.
Plot: rooster, lonely man, relationships, love, dancing, tango, love triangle, tragedy, fight
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67%
My Father Up the Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A young man is shunned by his friends after he starts an affair with a dancer.
Plot: dancer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prostitute, sunset, tourism, beach, affair, university student, beach house, courtesan, mistress, summer vacation ...
Place: alexandria egypt, lebanon
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57%
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Kamaladalam (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nandagopan (Mohanlal) is a respected dance teacher at the Kerala Kala Mandiram (alluding to the famed Kerala Kalamandalam repertory which performs Kerala's temple arts). However, his wife Sumangala (Parvathi) commits suicide, causing him to ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, dance performance, dancing, loss of wife, dancer, poisoning, dance teacher, death of protagonist, suicide, malayalam
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56%
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Disco Dancer (1982)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Jimmy promises to return to Bombay and become a famous entertainer so that he can exact revenge on Mr. Oberoi for having insulted and imprisoned his mother on false charges. He falls in love with Oberoi's daughter and causes Sam Oberoi's ...
Style: entertaining, emotional, romantic, sincere, cult film
Plot: singer, disco, rise and fall, dancing, dancer, fame, love, performer, death of mother, father daughter relationship, death, attempted murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: bombay india, india
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52%
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Cinderella '80 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 173 min.
Story: In this contemporary retelling of the Cinderella story, a feisty 18-year-old Italian-American New Yorker named Cindy is sent off to Rome with her irascible stepmother and vain stepsisters. On the way, she meets, and falls in love with, globetrotting ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic
Plot: cinderella, love, dancing, father son relationship, rags to riches, classical music, dancer, singer, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, musician, father daughter relationship ...
Place: rome italy, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
StreetDance 2 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancing, fall in love, dance contest, salsa, hip hop, dancer, dancer's life, latin, rivalry, ambition, love and romance, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Dancin' It's On (2015)
Genre: Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This coming of age Dance Film, in the spirit of Dirty Dancing, Karate Kid, and High School Musical - is about a young girl from Beverly Hills, Jennifer who is visiting her Father's Panama City Beach Hotel during Summer Break, and falls in love ...
Plot: dancing, hotel, competition, dance teacher, mime, job, dance contest, dancer, love, ends with freeze frame, dance rehearsal
Place: florida
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48%
Sagara Sangamam (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A young multi-talented dancer is poverty stricken and as a principled person he does not want to compromise on his ethics for commercial dancing. A wealthy woman recognizes this talent and provides him with an opportunity to showcase his art.
Plot: fashion, fictional biography, dance performance, dancing, artist, death, male female relationship, life, dance contest, poverty, death of mother, dedication ...
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And Then We Danced (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Georgia, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Merab has been training since a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world is suddenly turned upside down when the charismatic and carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire. In ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, romantic, psychological, art house ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, dancing, lgbt, dancer, gay romance, first gay sexual experience, flirting, gay slur, gay lead character, rivalry, gay sex, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), georgia, tbilisi, europe, asia ...
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42%
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Oxygen (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two people play out a story of love and desperation that's enacted through music in this drama from writer and director Ivan Vyrypaev. Sasha (Alexei Filimonov) is a man in his twenties who lives in the small town of Serpukhov and has fallen in ...
Plot: drugs, redhead, death, male nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, surrealism, murder, overdose, terror, husband wife relationship, rap, religion ...
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Dance Challenge (2002)
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Approaching his 18th birthday, David drops out of school and runs away from home and from a conflicting relationship with his mother Elena. The only thing that matters for him is break dancing. With his own group, the Urban Cyber Breakers, he has ...
Style: humorous, light, inspirational, feel good
Plot: dance contest, hip hop, dancing, teenage boy, single mother, friendship, mother son relationship, rivalry, self discovery, music, street gang, transsexual ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Tango Bar (1987)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Argentina, Puerto Rico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After many years, Ricardo and Antonio, two former partners, will reunite in their Tango Bar in Buenos Aires. Ricardo, the partner still owning the bar, reminiscences the days of their old show "Esto es Tango" while waiting for Antonio.
Style: serious, realistic, anthology
Plot: love triangle, politics, latin, world, friendship, political unrest, intrigue, folk hero, state affairs, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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41%
California Tango (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Political differences and personal issues divide a small California coastal community. As the town unravels, several larger-than-life characters step up to intercede.
Plot: friend, tango, misunderstanding, feud, satire, ghost, dancing
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Manhattan Merengue (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A realistic look at the life of a young immigrant man who comes to America with the hope of dancing on Broadway.
Plot: dancing, drug use, subway, soccer, killer, jealousy, consulate, unwed mother, dream, tango, drug dealer, beach ...
Place: puerto rico, manhattan new york city, new york, bronx new york city
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39%
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Let's Dance (1995)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Robbie Mallorca and Anna Alvarado are teachers from an exclusive school headed by the ever conventional and non-conformist principal. The administrators of the school greatly disapprove their students wish to build a dance group as a form of ...
Plot: teacher, student, school, high school, teacher student relationship, piano, catholic school, brawl, education, poetry, english teacher, substitute teacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: the philippines
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Milk and Fashion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Milk and Fashion centers on a young foreigner, Tyler Ralstin, as he travels from rural Yunnan to Shanghai to live with his uncle Jack. As caretaker for Tyler, Jack must balance his life between the high demand of his profession and the role of a ...
Plot: ballet, dancing
Place: shanghai, china
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Lou Didn't Say No (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 78 min.
Story: "Inspired by the correspondence between Rainer Maria Rilke and his psychoanalyst paramour Lou Andreas-Salomé, Miévilleés sophisticated study of modern love charts the turbulent relationship between a filmmaker (Bunel) and a volatile actor ...
Plot: love triangle, violence, bourgeoisie, dancer, actor, jealousy, museum, ex lover, dancing, rehearsal, classical music, love ...
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37%
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Brainstorm (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs on his pocket. The maconha cigarrete is just the final drop ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug addiction, youth, downfall, mental institution, confinement indoors, teenage life, dysfunctional family, unsupportive parent, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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37%
The Way She Moves (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Houston, the aspirant to photographer Amie receives a complete Salsa and Mambo dancing course from her close colleagues and friends as her wedding gift. Her wedding with the wealthy and arrogant Jason is close and she intends to dance...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: dancing, infidelity, love triangle, dancehall girl, love and romance, dancer, fall in love, dancer's life, couples, love story, male female relationship, couple relations ...
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36%
NY Export: Opus Jazz (2010)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Shot on location in New York City and starring an ensemble cast of New York City Ballet dancers, NY Export: Opus Jazz takes Jerome Robbins‘ 1958 “ballet in sneakers” and reimagines it for a new generation in this scripted adaptation. After ...
Plot: ballet, jazz, dancing, no dialogue
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Sing (1989)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a volatile young street tough with a talent for singing and dancing is tapped by the high school music teacher to lead the upcoming senior "Sing," he is forced to come to terms with his defiant self-destructive lifestyle and his ...
Style: cult film
Plot: dancing, street life, high school, school play
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Something Hot (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During an International Trade Fair at Thessaloniki, a mature woman, Rena (Martha Karagianni), goes there with her sister to convince her childhood friend Dinos (Dinos Iliopoulos) to have a "white wedding" so that she can inherit a large ...
Plot: flirting, boss, dancing, beach, water skiing, music band, club, sea, song, exhibition
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Battle: Freestyle (2022)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Amalie and Mikael lead their street dance team to the finals in France but tough competition and personal distractions threaten to ruin their dreams.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, contests and competitions, dancehall girl, contest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancer, female protagonist, rivalry, ambition, couple relations, relationships ...
Place: norway, paris france
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34%
Dirty Dancing (2017)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family. Not only are the ...
Style: romantic, entertaining, light, sweet
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, fall in love, love story, unlikely couple, stereotypes, guilty pleasure, dance performance, adaptation, secret love, culture clash, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Blessed Events (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Again the film centres on a decidedly ordinary young woman – here, thirtysomething single Simone – caught up in an extraordinary situation: finding she’s pregnant after an anonymous (and evidently rare) one-night stand, she visits the hospital ...
Plot: fatherhood, nightclub, party, dancing, sex scene, dinner, bed, kissing, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Tango (1998)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous love affair inspires a director to create the most spectacular and bodly seductive dance film ever made. 1998 Oscar Nominee Best Foreign Language Film.
Style: sexy, captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: tango, dancing, love, dancer, rehearsal, latin, filmmaking, love and romance, rivalry, music, artists and showbiz, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Satin Rouge (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, Lilia's life revolves solely around her teenage daughter, Salma. Whilst looking for Salma late one night, Lilia stumbles upon a belly dance cabaret and though initially reserved and taken aback by the culture of ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nightclub, cabaret, starting over, self discovery, fall in love, hopes, introspection, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dance Academy: The Movie (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.
Style: captivating, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, ballet, school, dancer, friendship, teacher, artists and showbiz, dance school, youth, student, young man, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%