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, dance, female director, betrayal, tango, dancer, flirting, salsa, flirt, samba
Place: brazil

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Most similar movies to The Ballroom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, romantic and captivating films with plots about dancing, dancer, dance, female director, love, singer and kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like The Ballroom: Tango, the Exile of Gardel (1985), The Way She Moves (2001), Blessed Events (2010), Out of Step (2002), Sagara Sangamam (1983). 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, dancing, exile, dance
Place: paris france, argentina
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95%
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...
Plot: dancing, infidelity, gift, wedding ring, kiss
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83%
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: female director, fatherhood, nightclub, kissing, dancing, bed, dinner, party, sex scene
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71%
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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, dance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, latter day saints, mormonism
Place: utah, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Sagara Sangamam (1983)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
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: dedication, loss of mother, artist, wheelchair, male female relationship, dance performance, poverty, dance contest, dancing, dance teacher, dancer, death of mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, dancing, love, tragedy, love triangle, dance, fight, tango
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66%
People That Are Not Me (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Joy can't let go of her ex, but doesn't seem to be able to fall for the new guy. In the meantime she keeps having casual sex with strangers.
Plot: female director, text messaging, bare breasts, dancing, cunnilingus, female protagonist, text message, headphones, oral sex, fellatio, sex scene, telephone call ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Pendular (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil, Argentina, France, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The trajectory of a romantic couple of contemporary artists reveals how the limits, contradictions and obsessions of a romantic relationship are reflected in each of their artistic endeavors.
Plot: cuckolded husband, sculptor, female director, relationships, dancer, deep cleavage, video game, drawing, dancing, shower, cuckold, playing soccer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, serious, realistic, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, fall in love, dancer's life, dancer, love and romance, ambition, rivalry, music, latin, salsa, uninhibited rivalry, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, belly dancer, beach, lie, beach house, smoking, alcohol, singer, mistress, sunset, friend, dancing ...
Place: alexandria egypt, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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California (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The year is 1984. Estela is going through the turbulent phase of adolescence. Sex, lovers, friendships; everything seems very complicated. Her uncle Carlos is her hero, and visiting him in California is her biggest dream. But everything collapses ...
Plot: coming of age, female director, cassette tape, female nudity, school, blood, kiss, tampon
Time: 80s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, atmospheric, captivating, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, confinement indoors, unsupportive parent, teenage life, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, downfall, misfit, family problems, parents and children, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Cinderella '80 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 140 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: dance, dancing, cinderella, singing, song, pizzeria, rock and roll, stepsister stepsister relationship, astrologer, incognito, male female relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: emotional, entertaining, romantic, sincere, cult film
Plot: singer, love, dancer, dancing, performer, rise and fall, fame, false accusation, death of mother, attempted murder, father daughter relationship, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: bombay india, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, poisoning, main character dies, dancing, suicide, dancer, death of protagonist, dance, loss of wife, dance teacher
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Little Paris (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Little Paris" is the nickname given to Luna's hometown in provincial Baden Württemberg. Its name comes from a replica of the Eiffel Tower on a factory roof on an industrial estate next to the A9 autobahn. Luna knows she has to leave ...
Plot: female director, boyfriend, hip hop, dancing, dance, small town, dancer
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, dance teacher, competition, mime, job, dancer, love, dance contest, dance rehearsal
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Brother's Wife (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: MY BROTHER'S WIFE, Wishman-heads are back in safe territory with plenty of cutaways to paintings, chairs, and shoes and awkward dubbing. But more than a roughie, this film is Wishman's take on the 40s film noir genre, with a doomed love ...
Plot: adultery, female director, shower, dancing, female stockinged legs, kiss, affair, kissing, flashback, exploitation, wrestling, stockings ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Alma gitana (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man who wants to become a professional dancer falls in love with a gypsy girl and gets in conflict with her totally different cultural background. But love can overcome these differences..
Style: inter cultural, multicultural
Plot: female director, social issues, immigration, racial discrimination, race, racist, illegal immigration, interracial relations, xenophobia, dance, dancing, racism ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cabaret, nightclub, self discovery, fall in love, starting over, destructive relationship, hopes, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: hip hop, dancing, dance contest, teenage boy, single mother, friendship, mother son relationship, rivalry, street gang, self discovery, music, dancer ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, murder, redhead, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, male nudity, dancing, surrealism, rap, terror, religion, overdose ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Becks (2017)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a crushing breakup with her girlfriend, a Brooklyn musician moves back in with her Midwestern mother. As she navigates her hometown, playing for tip money in an old friend's bar, an unexpected relationship begins to take shape.
Plot: female director, family relations, breasts, bare breasts, lesbian kiss, prodigal son, female singer, guitar, lesbian, singer, lesbian romance, singing
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: realistic, serious, anthology
Plot: love triangle, politics, reunion, friendship, political unrest, world, latin, dancer's life, love and romance, state affairs, intrigue, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Straight from the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India, Hungary
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Indian-based traditional family of Pundit Darbar (Vikram Gokhale) gets a visit from Sameer Rafilini (Salman Khan), from Italy, who has come as a pupil to learn music and singing. Darbar and his family accept him. Sameer meets Nandini (Aishwarya ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: arranged marriage, fall in love, forbidden love, unrequited love, dancing, tradition, love triangle, unfulfilled love, romance, forced marriage, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: catholic school, dance, student, education, english teacher, teacher, school, substitute teacher, high school, song, dancing, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, tv news, illegal immigration, drug use, prostitute, gun, horse, immigration, father son relationship, shark, passport, jealousy ...
Place: manhattan new york city, puerto rico, manhattan, new york city, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: classical music, ex lover, love triangle, rehearsal, dancing, male female relationship, modern dance, jealousy, bourgeoisie, kiss, crying, dancer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: gay cinema, captivating, romantic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: dancing, coming out, lgbt, first gay sexual experience, gay slur, gay romance, gay sex, love, friendship, gay, dancer, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), tbilisi, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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 Lhämtes), 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, teenager, teenage girl, catholic, dancing, earthquake, maid, haircut, birthday, church
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%