Movies and TV shows like Dirty Dancing 1988

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Dirty Dancing (1988)
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Dirty Dancing (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dirty Dancing is a 1988 television series on the CBS network. It is based on the film Dirty Dancing but had none of the original cast or staff. It stars Patrick Cassidy as Johnny and Melora Hardin as Baby. The show only lasted half a season, before it was canceled in January 1989 due to low ratings.
Plot: dancing, dance teacher, dance instructor, hotel, resort hotel
Time: 60s, 1960s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films and TV series with plots about dancing, love and romance, couples, romance, dance, couple relations and dancer mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Dirty Dancing: The Way She Moves (2001), Dancin' It's On (2015), Hotel (1983), North Shore (2004), Love at First Dance (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, kiss, wedding ring
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95%
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: hotel, dancing, dance teacher, competition, dancer, love, job, mime, dance contest, ends with freeze frame, dance rehearsal
Place: florida
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82%
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Hotel (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hotel is an American prime time drama series which aired on ABC from September 21, 1983 to May 5, 1988 in the timeslot following Dynasty. Based on Arthur Hailey's 1965 novel of the same name, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling and set ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, workplace situations, love affair, boss and employee, fall in love, workplace, romance, love and romance, newlyweds
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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77%
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North Shore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: North Shore is an American prime-time soap opera that aired on Fox every Monday at 8 p.m. EST for seven months in 2004 and 2005. It centered around the staff and guests of the fictional Grand Waimea Hotel and Resort on Oahu's North Shore in ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hotel, lifestyle, family business, hotel manager, romance, intrigue, couples, lifesaver, young lovers, seduction, male female relationship, interracial friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Love at First Dance (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hope is tasked with teaching Manhattan's former "Most Eligible Bachelor" how to dance for his extravagant, society wedding. But as the dance lessons progress, complications ensue when feelings begin to develop between student and ...
Style: romantic, entertaining, feel good, light, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: dancing, fiance fiancee relationship, couples, love and romance, male female relationship, fall in love, teacher student relationship, moral dilemma, follow your dream, lifestyle, love story, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, new york
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65%
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The Doctors (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Doctors is an American television soap opera which aired on NBC Daytime from April 1, 1963, to December 31, 1982. There were 5280 episodes produced, with the 5000th episode airing in November 1981. The series was set in Hope Memorial Hospital in ...
Style: medical drama
Plot: doctor, hospital
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s
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60%
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Princess Daisy (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: The lovely Daisy is the daughter of a Russian prince and an American movie star. After her parents are killed, she flees from her half-brother Ram. She fights her way to the top of the modeling profession and falls in love with a company president. ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: aristocrat, rape, twins, incest, death in the family, urban, romance, society, life is a bitch, downfall, love and romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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51%
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 ⇓
47%
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Hit the Floor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ahsha Hayes enters the wild world of professional basketball when she tries out for the elite L.A. Devil Girls dance team against the wishes of her mother Sloane, a former dancer herself.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, sexy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, dancer's life, lifestyle, ambition, basketball, stadium, artists and showbiz, hollywood, strong female presence, shrewd, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: family life, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, family relations, family feud, infidelity, borderline personality disorder, suburbs, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: pennsylvania
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44%
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Dangerous Lady (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 198 min.
TV show
Story: Dangerous Lady was a four-part British mini-series TV drama, which aired on ITV and was based on Martina Cole's first published novel of the same name. The series premièred in 1995 and starred Sheila Hancock, Jason Isaacs, Susan Lynch and Owen ...
Plot: gay relationship, murder, gangster, violence, gay, brother sister relationship, gay kiss, cigarette smoking, organized crime, dancing, gun, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Musical Chairs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his dancer partner, Mia, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, couples, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, society, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Red Lanterns (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of 6 or 7 prostitutes, at Pireas harbor.
Style: neo noir
Plot: dancing, prostitute, cigarette smoking, pimp, sea captain, rain, brothel, female nudity, party, port, christmas
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: athens, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dangerous Liaisons (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: Updated adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' classic 18th Century tale of seduction, betrayal and revenge set in the modern 1960s world of Parisian high society. The beautiful Madame de Merteuil seeks vengeance against her ex-lover Gercourt when ...
Style: sexy, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, love and romance, lifestyle, mind game, love triangle, infidelity, cynicism, womanizer, liar, seduction, intrigue, rock ...
Time: 60s, 18th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Days of Our Lives (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love triangle, betrayal, family problems, loss of daughter, power relations, presumed dead, couple relations, siblings relations, intrigue, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Masters of Sex (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: William Masters and Virginia Johnson are real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexuality, sexual exploration, sex, sexual relations, masturbation, couple relations, sexual identity, sexual dysfunction, infidelity, determination, unconventional method ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Step Up Revolution (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, teenage love, dancer's life, teenage life, dancer, audition, dance teacher, music, romance, ambition, against the rules, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mistral's Daughter (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 390 min.
TV show
Story: Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an arrogant and selfish man who places his work above ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: model, painter, artist, nazi occupation, fall in love, social differences, love affair, love and romance, society, artists and showbiz, couples, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 1960s, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, provence, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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 ...
Plot: dancing, dance, female director, salsa, flirting, samba, flirt, betrayal, tango, dancer
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Vanity Fair (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: This faithful BBC adaptation once again brings William Makepeace Thackeray's classic satirical novel to the screen. Becky Sharp (Natasha Little) is a beautiful, clever and poor girl determined to earn a higher place in society at any cost. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, witty, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: manipulation, satire, orphan, power relations, life turned upside down, social differences, couple relations, rich and poor, strong female presence, high society, couples, social climbing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), virus, lgbt, gay slur, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, united states ...
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32%
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Hotel King (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: This drama portrays the story of a heiress, Ah Mo Ne who lives a sheltered life like a princess but a catastrophe pushes her to do all she can to protect her hotel. She and the general manager of the hotel, Cha Jae Wan who appears cold on the ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, emotional, semi serious, touching
Plot: hotel, revenge, business manager, murder mystery, hotel manager, employer employee relationship, justice, betrayal, unlikely friendships, unlikely partners, romance, owner ...
Place: korea
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Empire Falls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
TV show
Story: A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family secret, small town, restaurant, family life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, working class, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, love and romance, breakup, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, maine, usa, florida, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Sagara Sangamam (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, 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: dedication, loss of mother, artist, wheelchair, male female relationship, dance performance, poverty, dance contest, dancing, unrequited love, death, dance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Girls from Ipanema (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A 1950s housewife goes to Rio de Janeiro to meet up with her husband, only to learn he's deserted her, but decides to stay and open a bossa nova club.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: bisexual, romance, misogyny, female empowerment, racial issues, male female relationship, male female friendship, friendship, lgbt, death of husband, love and romance, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
TV show
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, family saga, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, catholic priest, tragic love, couple relations, destiny, clergy, older man younger woman relationship, hopes, love and romance, priest, catholic church, romance ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 30s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: australia, vatican
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30%
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Summertime (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: A modern love story set during the summer on Italy’s Adriatic Coast. An undeniable attraction brings together Ale and Summer, who come from very different worlds. For both, these holidays will be an unforgettable journey that will take them far ...
Style: captivating, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: shy girl, friendship, romance, summer, beach, love, couples, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, job, chance meeting, teenage protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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High Strung (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Romania
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, sweet, entertaining
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dancing, ballet, violin, dancer's life, dance, performance, leotard, youth, breaking point, music, ambition, unlikely couple ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: dance, ballet, dancing
Place: china, shanghai
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25%
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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 ⇓
24%