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, failed pilot, hotel, resort hotel, dance instructor
Time: 60s, 1960s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about dancing, love and romance, couples, couple relations, lifestyle, family relations and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Dirty Dancing: The Doctors (1963), Hotel (1983), Hit the Floor (2013), King Lear (2017), Girls from Ipanema (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, soap
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
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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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Plot: hotel, love and romance, workplace, romance, newlyweds, workplace situations, fall in love, boss and employee, love affair, soap, pantyhose
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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92%
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: sexy, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cheerleader, cheerleading, dancing, basketball, gay, ambition, dancer's life, lifestyle, women, lgbt, rivals, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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82%
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King Lear (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 233 min.
TV show
Story: King Lear is an in-depth study of love, power and death. Through this film Shakespeare is saying, "Don't blame the gods or the heaven's for the horrors committed on earth. No. Blame hellish inhumanity on those who inhabit the ...
Plot: shakespeare, dancing, tragedy, shakespeare's king lear
Place: britain
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80%
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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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: female empowerment, romance, misogyny, love and romance, friendship, club, women's rights, female friendship, friends, male female friendship, love, death ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, 50s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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79%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy
Plot: hotel, lifestyle, family business, hotel manager, couples, romance, intrigue, lifesaver, young lovers, lifeguard, seduction, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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73%
New Tales of the Gisaeng (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: New Tales of Gisaeng is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Im Soo-hyang, Sung Hoon and Han Hye-rin. Written by Im Sung-han and directed by Son Moon-kwon, it aired on SBS from January 23 to July 17, 2011 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:45 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: royal court, geisha, kingdom, royal family, dancehall girl, intrigue, love affair, life is a bitch, female protagonist, relationships, dancing, dynasty
Place: korea
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69%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: incestuous relationship, rape, twins, aristocrat, downfall, love and romance, society, romance, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: woman with a gun, confession, family relations, gangsters, violence, gay, gay relationship, dancing, crime family, murder, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: humorous, entertaining, romantic, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: happy ending, dancing, fiance fiancee relationship, love and romance, couples, teacher student relationship, follow your dream, fall in love, male female relationship, moral dilemma, lifestyle, dance teacher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 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: emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere, saga ...
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, family life, friendship, parents and children, family problems, infidelity, family feud, family relations, borderline personality disorder, women, lesbian ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: pennsylvania
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50%
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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47%
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Las Estrellas (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
TV show
Story: Five sisters must take care of a hotel for a year after their father's death in order to get the 6 million dollar inheritance he left them.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: lesbian, hotel, family relations, sister sister relationship, family business, sisters, family life, workplace situations, inheritance, workplace, sister, heiress ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dangerous Liaisons (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 252 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, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, lifestyle, love and romance, mind game, love triangle, infidelity, cynicism, seduction, liar, intrigue, libertine, empire ...
Time: 60s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, witty, sincere ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, satire, manipulation, orphan, strong female presence, romance, society, rise to the top, blind ambition, dishonesty, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, artist, painter, nazi occupation, model, age difference, artist's model, social differences, infidelity, love affair, fall in love, wartime life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: paris france, europe, france, provence, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, emotional, sentimental
Plot: family relations, infidelity, husband wife relationship, family problems, loss of daughter, betrayal, love triangle, power relations, intrigue, siblings relations, couple relations, gay ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 80s, 70s, contemporary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Luna Park (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: In 1960s Rome, a meeting between a free-spirited young woman who grew up in her family's circus and a girl of wealthy descent leads to secrets, intrigue, and unexpected loves.
Style: psychological, sincere, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: circus, female protagonist, mystery, family secret, family relations, lifestyle, society, changing lives, family, lifestyle change, women
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy
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39%
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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: captivating, sexy, sexual, erotic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, sexuality, strong sexual content, sexual exploration, sexual relations, couple relations, infidelity, sex scene, sexual dysfunction, watching sex, workplace, determination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1956, 70s
Place: usa, missouri
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37%
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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, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, couples, follow your dream, lifestyle, against the odds, human spirit, dance school, society, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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36%
Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Spanning years of both Harry and Leona Helmsley's cutthroat control of their eponymonous empire, this made-for-TV movie chronicles both the high and low points of the couple's life together.
Style: cynical, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: manipulation, couples, couple relations, cons and scams, rise and fall, blind ambition, ambition, crimes, unfulfillment, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, hotel ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Too Far to Go (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know as marriage. For behind the seemingly comfortable well-trimmed hedges of suburban Americana, live and often love, ...
Plot: adultery, engagement, dysfunctional marriage, extramarital affair, wedding, dancing, divorce, husband wife relationship, marriage
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, serious, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, restaurant, family secret, family life, breakup, family problems, love and romance, working class, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, new england, usa, boston, florida ...
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35%
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: female nudity, greek, empire, sex, prostitution, christmas, rain, party, dancing, prostitute, brothel, pimp ...
Time: 60s
Place: athens greece, greece
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35%
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: sad, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, politics, friendship, courage, nudity (full frontal - brief), homosexuality, lgbtq, gay slur, virus, terminal illness, lgbt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
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33%
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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: touching, emotional, semi serious, captivating
Plot: revenge, hotel, hotel manager, business manager, murder mystery, employer employee relationship, justice, meeting, owner, luxury hotel, haunted by the past, romance ...
Place: korea
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31%
Midnight Dancer (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 16 year old Australian girl Belinda (Deanne Jeffs) wants to become a ballerina. To makes ends meet, she takes a job as an exotic dancer in a Sydney cabaret. Eventually, she is able to reach her goal, but not before experiencing humanity at best and ...
Plot: dancing, teenage girl, nightclub, blonde, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship
Time: 60s
Place: sydney australia
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30%
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Summer Heat (2022)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A group of young adults working at a paradisiac resort live an unforgettable summer as they discover love, true friendships and devastating secrets.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: beach, summer, party, romantic relationship, couple relations, male female relationship, friends, love affair, lifestyle, relationships, resort, youth ...
Place: brazil
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30%
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, light, entertaining, sweet
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, fall in love, love story, guilty pleasure, dance performance, adaptation, secret love, unlikely couple, stereotypes, forbidden love, culture clash ...
Time: 60s
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30%