Movies like The Nutcracker 2008

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The Nutcracker (2008)
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The Nutcracker (2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This version of "The Nutcracker" gives the classic ballet a tragic spin, with Masha (instead of Clara) now the unloved, unappreciated daughter of the Town Council President. At a Christmas party, Masha is given a seemingly alive Nutcracker by her Uncle Drosselmeyer, and Masha instantly is enchanted with it. The toys come to life at midnight, and after Masha helps the Nutcracker defeat attacking mice, he takes her to his kingdom, where he is later revealed to be a handsome Prince. The Prince and Masha fall deeply in love, but their "happy ending" has a morbid twist not found in any other "Nutcracker".
Plot: dancing, ballet, death, toys, toy soldier, drunkenness, bakery, christmas party, tragic event, sexual desire, wedding cake, toy, dance, live performance, cookbook, romantic kiss

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, romantic, sexy and serious films with plots about dancing, ballet, dance, music, dancer's life, love and romance and hip hop mostly in Romance, Music and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Nutcracker: The Sleeping Beauty (2000), Mammame (1986), High Strung (2016), Cinderella (1970), The Way She Moves (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Nutcracker (American Ballet Theatre) (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Nutcracker is Mikhail Baryshnikov's breathtaking and critcally acclaimed Emmy nominated production. The thisspectacular performance is danced by the magnificent team of Baryshnikov, one of the greatest classical dancers of the century, and ...
Plot: ballet, christmas, music, classical music, dance performance, magic, toys, reality vs fantasy, dream, christmas eve, christmas present, princess ...
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95%
The Sleeping Beauty (2000)
Genre: Music, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Ballet luminary Rudolf Nureyev choreographed this spectacular 1972 National Ballet of Canada production of Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty," and also stars as Prince Florimund opposite Veronica Tennant as Princess Aurora. After ...
Plot: princess, ballet, poisoning, witch
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83%
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Mammame (1986)
Genre: Fantasy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A Ruizian adaptation of Jean-Claude Gallotta's iconic wordless ballet choreography.
Plot: dance performance, no dialogue, modern dance, dance, ballet, choreography, dancing, beach, performance
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76%
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High Strung (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a ...
Style: romantic, light, entertaining, sweet
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dancing, ballet, violin, dancer's life, dance, performance, leotard, youth, culture clash, competition, music, ambition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Cinderella (1970)
Genre: Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cinderella is helped to the ball by her fairy godmother.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: playing violin, pumpkin, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, stepdaughter, fireplace, half sister, clapping, actor playing female role, prince, cinderella, midnight, orchestra ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, gift, infidelity, wedding ring, kiss
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 25
Alcina (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Handel's Alcina. Anonymous libretto, adapted from the libretto of Riccardo Broschi's "L'isola d'Alcina", based on Ludovico Ariosto's "Orlando furioso" (uncredited)
Plot: opera live performance, undressing, cross dressing, live performance, opera
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 11K
StreetDance 3D (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In order to win the Street Dance Championships, a dance crew is forced to work with ballet dancers from the Royal Dance School in exchange for rehearsal space.
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, funny, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, dance school, dance contest, ballet, competition, love and romance, team, dream, ballerina, fight, dancer's life, school dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Musical, or The Way to Happiness (2016)
Genre: Music, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Story: Students from the Prague Conservatory leave for a workshop in the picturesque South Bohemian countryside, where they are placed before a demanding task, from which only some of them will emerge successful and they will then continue in their dream ...
Plot: dancing, hip hop, rivalry, student, boy, father son relationship, rehearsal, teacher, school, photographer, dog, apology ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: All self-taught dancer Kate Parker has ever wanted to do was perform with the American Academy of Ballet. But when she doesnt make it after auditioning, she learns that it takes more than precision and perfection to succeed in the dance world.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, follow your dream, love and romance, hopes, performer's life, artists and showbiz, youth, rivalry, young lovers, lifestyle, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, fall in love, dancer's life, hip hop, latin, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, artists and showbiz, music, rivalry, ambition, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gothic Bellydance (2006)
Genre: Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Stark...sublime...intense. The phenomenon of Gothic Bellydance or "Raks Gothique" is a multitude of poetic visions born out of the Goth, or Gothic, subculture, music, imagery and fashion, and expressed in the language of Bellydance.
Style: dark, gothic
Plot: belly dancing, goth, dance, dancing, neo noir
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Ruby Fruit (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, Indonesia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maiko is a recently widowed young woman travelling to Bali to distract herself from the loss of her husband, Esau. At the airport she meets Kioko, who gives her a dagger and a photo of a woman. She tells Maiko she must find the woman, Shireni, in ...
Plot: reincarnation, stabbing, supernatural power, lesbianism, lesbian, sex, love, death, medium, pleasure, immortality, destiny
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 201
La traviata (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Japan, Austria
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Violetta, a courtesan much wooed by Parisian society, organizes a grand party that is attended, amongst others, by the young Alfredo Germont. He confesses his feelings to Violetta, who is already suffering from consumption. She vacillates between ...
Plot: jealousy, death, courtesan, tuberculosis, consumerism, party, doctor, live performance, clock, father, letter, red dress ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Anna (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This film is the theatrical follow-up to a very popular German TV-series (also called "Anna"), about a young girl who wants to make it as a prima ballerina.
Plot: dancing, wheelchair, ballerina, ballet, teenager, coming of age
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: touching, serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, dancing, ballet, music, love triangle, hopes, love and romance, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, infidelity, dance teacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Nutcracker (1986)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The colorful holiday classic is finally brought to the big screen, designed by famed children's story author and artist Maurice Sendak, and written for the first time to be as close as possible to the original story. A lavish, exciting and ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, fairy tale, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: soldier, imaginary, parents and children, imaginary kingdom, objects come to life, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, godparent, rescue, family, heroes, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 906
Me Two (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 80's pop icon Gilles Gabriel is about to make a comeback in the French music scene, until he accidentally hits Ranu, a slightly nutty accountant, when out driving one day. Both are horrified to realise that Gilles died in the crash, and that ...
Style: absurd, humorous, entertaining, surprise ending
Plot: double life, singer, alter ego, inside the mind, death, paranoia, absurdism, social satire, car accident, reincarnation, homosexual, body swapping ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Rusalka (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Music
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A production of Antonín Dvořák's opera performed by the Opéra national de Paris
Plot: orchestra, pond, frog, potion, based on opera, mouse, opera, insect, moon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 420
Byzantine Blue (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The search for the everlasting blue paint from Byzantine church murals turn into a sensual love story in which Europe meets the Balkans.
Plot: turtle, bull, symbol, seaside, college, student, painter, death, sex, erotica, love, older man younger woman relationship ...
Place: serbia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Save the Last Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial romance, dancing, dancer's life, teenage love, ballet, hip hop, high school, follow your dream, hopes, romance, dance school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Animals with the Tollkeeper (1998)
Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While looking for paradise, a cab driver suddenly falls in love.
Style: whimsical, allegory, road movie
Plot: surrealism, gun, filmmaker, bicycle, love, death, mother daughter relationship, trailer trash, male female relationship, elderly, weirdo, angel ...
Place: utah, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: stylized, realistic, sincere, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: ballet, choreographer, dancer's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, ballerina, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Ballet (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American ballerina arrives in Hungary to enroll in a ballet school and it soon becomes apparent that things are not what they seem.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, exciting, twist ending
Plot: possession, ballet, girls' boarding school, obsession, ballerina, female ghost, love interest, haunted by the past, conspiracy, teenage girl, cult, rehearsal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, budapest, budapest hungary, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Magic Flute (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The Queen of the Night enlists a handsome prince named Tamino to rescue her beautiful kidnapped daughter, Princess Pamina, in this screen adaptation of the beloved Mozart opera. Aided by the lovelorn bird hunter Papageno and a magical flute that ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, semi serious, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: mozart, royal family, kidnapping, rescue, clergy, heroic mission, danger, rivalry, good versus evil, romance, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 18th century
Place: vienna, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
L'Incoronazione di Poppea (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Experience Claudio Monteverdi's three-act opera in the environment it was meant to be seen with this release of a filmed performance captured live during a 2000 production staged at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in France. Mireille ...
Style: baroque
Plot: opera live performance, opera, italian opera, live performance, coronation, torment, menage a trois, provence, god, music festival
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of ...
Style: captivating, light, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, teenage love, youth, dancer's life, hip hop, friendship, breakdance, rivalry, music, society, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 2K
Five Dances (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: FIVE DANCES, written and directed by Alan Brown, is a creatively adventurous narrative feature film set in the New York 'downtown' modern dance world. The story follows the rocky emotional journey of an 18-year old dancer (the amazing ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: gay teenager, gay couple, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, dancing, ballet, dancer's life, 18 year old, choreographer, dancer, homelessness, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kat is an aspiring singer-songwriter who dreams of making it big. However, her dreams are stalled by her reality: a conniving and cruel stepfamily and a demoralizing job working as a singing elf at billionaire Terrence Wintergarden’s Santa Land.
Style: fairy tale, romantic, sweet, inspirational, sentimental
Plot: cinderella, christmas, female singer, love and romance, happy ending, miraculous event, christmas party, dream, modern day adaptation, songwriter, evil stepmother, santa claus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Journey to the Shore (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Mizuki’s husband Yusuke went missing for 3 years. He suddenly comes back home one day and asks Mizuki to go on a trip with him. Their trip consists of visiting the people that helped Yusuke on his previous travel. While travelling together, Misuki ...
Style: enigmatic, exciting, sincere, melancholic
Plot: husband wife relationship, journey, death, ghost, disappearance, romance, supernatural, death by drowning, old friend, burning, playing piano, universe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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