Movies like Acropole

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Acropole (1996)
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Acropole (1996)
Original name: Ακροπόλ
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Greece
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Akropol is a musical by Pantelis Voulgaris about the set of a theatre in Athens and the people trying to make their way in the show business. The movie claimed the Music Award in the Valencia Festival, and also the Directing Award in the Cairo Festival.
Plot: dancing, success, actor, singing, theater, cross dressing, drunkenness, stage, replacement, diva, child star, pageant, masquerade
Time: 50s, 1950s

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Most similar movies to Acropole

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and semi serious films with plots about dancing, singing, singer, theater, song, dance and friendship mostly in Drama, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like Acropole: Where the Rainbow Ends (1999), September 30, 1955 (1977), Hipsters (2008), NY Export: Opus Jazz (2010), The Greatest Showman (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Where the Rainbow Ends (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mikael Persson is about to realize his dream, a great musical with some of Sweden's foremost artists and with himself in the lead role. But just weeks before the premiere the Swedish Enforcement Authority knocks on the door and throws Michael ...
Plot: subterfuge, seven deadly sins, clothing store, psychiatric ward, gluttony, caravan, nightmare, surrealism, dancing, bankruptcy, prostitution, time warp ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
September 30, 1955 (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rebel. Icon. Legend. James Dean’s untimely death on September 30, 1955, shocked the world and helped define an entire generation. This gripping drama chronicles the reactions of an Arkansas college town to the tragedy and focuses on Jimmy J., a ...
Plot: actor, movie star, suburbs, fandom, death, autumn
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.1
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Hipsters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels falls for Polly, a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew.
Style: stylized, captivating, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: youth, politics, singing, against the rules, love and romance, counterculture, subculture, rebellion, rock, adoption, state affairs, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: no dialogue, dance, ballet, dancing, jazz
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Greatest Showman (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: circus, singing, dancing, friendship, outcast, love triangle, party, interracial love, giant, ambition, queen victoria, variety ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Black Tights (1961)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Live scenes of Paris and a continuity Narrator link together four dramatic choreographies, all by Roland Petit: Carmen (1949), La croqueuse de diamants (1950), Deuil en 24 heures (1953), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1959).
Style: stylized, feel good, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: music, dealing with death, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, gangsters, theater, love triangle, unfulfilled love, omnibus, dance, pantyhose ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france
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66%
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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
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The Moving Creatures (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three families, in three different situations, have to deal with a sudden change in their lives, caused by a loss or a re encounter. Three mothers sing their love for their children while facing difficult times. A film about affection on the borders ...
Style: anthology
Plot: restaurant, suicide, loss of son, recording studio, park, singing, pedophilia, death, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Rat Pack (1998)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of ...
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, showbiz, interracial relations, nightclub, friendship, sailboat, presidential candidate, wiretap, kennedy family, rise and fall, unfulfillment, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: las vegas
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64%
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Bharatham (1991)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Bharatham (Malayalam: ഭരതം) is a 1991 musical-drama Malayalam film written by A. K. Lohithadas, directed by Sibi Malayil, and produced by Mohanlal under the banner of Pranavam Arts. It stars Mohanlal, Urvashi, Nedumudi Venu, Lakshmi, and ...
Plot: photograph, brother brother relationship, secret, death of brother, musician, singer, drunkenness, concert, alcohol abuse, crying
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Blue Valley Songbird (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Country singer Leana Taylor (Dolly Parton) struggles to escape from her controlling manager/boyfriend Hank (John Terry) as well as her troubled past. After turning to her guitarist (Billy Dean), Leanna finally faces her past, including her estranged ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch, ambition, addiction, showbiz, small town life, country, small town, on the road, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, dance, dancing
Place: paris france, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Our Love (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An usherette in a theatre, where a distinguished and popular actor performs, gets her big break when the leading actress has an accident. The director decides to take advantage of the heretofore unexploited talent of the girl and asks her to replace ...
Plot: success, accident, replacement, love affair, actress, humble, love, slap, backstage, art, amateur, happy ending ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: greece, athens greece, hellas, athens
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
I Dream of My Friends (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four episodes, four instances from a man’s life covering 25 years, from 1965 in Germany to 1990 in Athens. The episodes seem to be irrelevant to one another, yet they all focus on male powerplay, reveal the self-consciousness and moderation of the ...
Plot: drunkenness, truck driver, airport, greek, pot smoking, drink, wedding reception, jazz music, death, bathroom, bartender, marijuana ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: berlin germany, yugoslavia, greece, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
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The Ballroom (2007)
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
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Plot: reggae, babysitting, necklace, musical number, friendship between women, cemetery, father son relationship, working class, singing, nightclub, playing pool, little girl ...
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Duration: 102 min.
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Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
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Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, captivating, emotional, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
I Could Go on Singing (1963)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father is away in Rome in an attempt to attain the family that she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
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Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Musical, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: psychotronic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Confrontation (1969)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Hungary
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Paralleling the dramatic student protests and riots that were exploding across the world in the 1960s at the time the film was made, The Confrontation is a story of protest and rebellion in 1947 Hungary when the Communist Party have just taken ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Master, Mistress and Servant (1962)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
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Style: gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, love affair, social differences, couple relations, urban, fall in love, infidelity, bollywood, parents and children, master and servant, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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La nube (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An eclectic group of actors struggle to save their theater from being demolished and replaced with a shopping mall. Max, the leader of the troupe, is a workaholic director who abandoned his family to build his career and is forced to confront the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Cremaster 5 (1997)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Cremaster 5 (55 min, 1997) is a five-act opera (sung in Hungarian) set in late-ninteenth century Budapest. The last film in the series, Cremaster 5 represents the moment when the testicles are finally released and sexual differentiation is fully ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, epic, offbeat, stylized ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Battlefield America (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young businessman hires an instructor to turn a group of misfit kids into a team on the underground dance competition circuit.
Style: realistic, inspirational, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, rivalry, ambition, youth, misfit, hip hop, social misfits, contests and competitions, dancing, mentor, training, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
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Camp (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids' spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, love and romance, teenage love, love triangle, rock, artists and showbiz, audition, teenage life, social misfits, gender, instructor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Beautiful Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: "Schöne Frauen“ handelt genau davon: von schönen Frauen. Fünf Schauspielerinnen finden sich nacheinander zum Casting für einen Fernsehfilm ein. Sie schweigen, taxieren sich, begutachten sich und ihre Gegenüber. Und kommen sich mitnichten ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%