Movies like Bolshoi

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Bolshoi (2017)
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Bolshoi (2017)
Original name: Большой
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Julia is incredibly talented. She can become a great ballerina. But for this purpose she must give up everything: the interests of the family, her first love, friendship. Over and over again the heroine will face a complex choice between the dream of beauty and real life. The history of the rise of a young provincial girl to the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. A film about dreams, beauty, and ballet.
Style: colourful, sad, realistic, artsy
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dancing, ballet, ballerina, theater, dance, teacher, female protagonist, friendship, performer's life, manipulation, dishonesty, mentor, high school, disorder, rivalry, mentor protege relationship, social relations, theft, memory, aging
Time: 2000s
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and psychological films with plots about dancing, ballet, ballerina, dance, rivalry, friendship and dancer mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Bolshoi: Polina (2016), Find Me in Paris (2018), Dance Academy: The Movie (2017), Yeh Ballet (2020), Center Stage: On Pointe (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Polina (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Polina is a young dancer from a modest family. After years of ballet academy, she is accepted by the Bolshoi; still, she decides to try and audition of a modern dance company in France. She makes it, but her journey will not end there...
Style: contemplative, captivating, sincere, romantic, touching ...
Plot: ballerina, dancing, ballet, emigrant, nightclub, homeless, hunting, wound, death of father, homeless woman, teacher, modern dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, paris france, france
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Find Me in Paris (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A young ballet dancer from 1905 is transported into the 21st century with the power of a magical necklace.
Style: captivating, feel good, exciting, humorous, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: ballerina, ballet, female protagonist, time travel, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, culture shock, dancing, teenage girl, chase, pursuit, love and romance ...
Place: paris france
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Dance Academy: The Movie (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.
Style: captivating, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, dance school, artists and showbiz, school, friendship, dancer, teacher, ballet, hopes, teenage life, friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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Yeh Ballet (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Discovered by an eccentric ballet master, two gifted but underprivileged Mumbai teens face bigotry and disapproval as they pursue their dancing dreams.
Style: inspirational, motivational, social realism, spiritual, colourful ...
Plot: dancing, dream, ballet, ballet school, direction and purpose, ambition, ballerina, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, unsupportive parent, society ...
Place: mumbai india
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57%
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Center Stage: On Pointe (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Center Stage: On Pointe, Jonathan Reeves (Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy, and enlists his his top choreographers Charlie (Radetsky), Cooper (Stiefel) and Tommy (Wormald) ...
Style: emotional, captivating, psychological, realistic
Plot: dancing, ballerina, friendship, ballet, audition, dancer, camp, rivalry, partner, modern dance, competition, training ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Dying to Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young man must teach a woman to dance - at any cost.
Style: thought provoking, inspirational
Plot: anorexia, malnutrition, weight loss, teenager, dancer, food, weight, dancing, jealousy, jealous woman, parents, teenage girl ...
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, ballet, dancing, love triangle, lifestyle, hopes, ambition, music, love and romance, infidelity, artists and showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
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Flesh and Bone (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A talented but emotionally troubled dancer runs away to New York City and quickly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of professional ballet.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, stylized, bleak, tense ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, incest, mentally unstable, dancer's life, dance, ambition, ballerina, artists and showbiz, dancing, uninhibited rivalry, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, pittsburgh
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The Promised Land (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ling Ai and He Jiang are young, ambitious, and in pursuit of careers imported from the West, but romantic longings and career ambitions are inevitably shaped by larger social forces.
Plot: ballerina, romance, dancer, female protagonist, moving, big city, relationship vs career, romantic relationship, career, dream, female friendship, couple relations ...
Place: beijing china
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46%
Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Soviet Union, East Germany, Cuba, France, UK
Duration: 155 min.
TV show
Story: The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. She became an internationally regarded ballerina after her performances in 1909 with the Dyaghilev's Ballet in Paris and in London. Anna Pavlova eventually ...
Plot: ballerina, ballet, dancing, dance, theater
Place: paris france, russia
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46%
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Mirrors (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An aspiring Midwestern ballerina (Marguerite Hickey) struggles in New York as the only jobs she can get are as chorus performers. Her personal life is equally dismal.
Plot: muscleman, bathroom, career, reporter, footsie under the table, female protagonist, love triangle, dancer, dancing, love, marriage proposal, ballet ...
Place: new york
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46%
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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: feel good, realistic, stylized, sweet, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, dance school, ballet, dance contest, dancer's life, ballerina, competition, dream, team, love and romance, school dance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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44%
My Dad Baryshnikov (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Moscow, 1986, the heat of Perestroika. Borya is an average clumsy teenager who is miraculously admitted to the legendary Bolshoi Ballet School. The boy is convinced that he will become a ballet dancer like his father, Mikhail Baryshnikov. But is ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, light, funny
Plot: ballet, ballet school, dancing, teenage boy, dancer, direction and purpose, teenage life, desire for fame, longing, teenager, artist, father and son ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: moscow russia, russia, ussr, soviet union
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43%
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Night Flight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong-ju lives hiding his true gender identity, Gi-woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi-taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: gay interest, gay, manipulation, friendship, teenage life, betrayal, youth, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, lgbt, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul
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42%
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, ballet, teenage love, hip hop, high school, hopes, follow your dream, romance, dance school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The End of Silence (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: society, love affair, ballerina, ballet, russian, airport, performance, immigrants, adaptation, language barrier, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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40%
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Margot (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a recent defector to the West, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: ballerina, love and romance, dancer's life, disability, couples, ambition, artists and showbiz, ballet, gay man has sex with a woman, homosexual, gay, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Let's Dance (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his crew breaks up, a gifted but insecure hip-hop dancer teaches at a top ballet school in Paris, where he falls for an aspiring ballerina.
Style: light, captivating, disturbing, humorous, romantic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: ballet, ballerina, ambition, performance, job, dancing, youth, hopes, rivalry, love and romance, dance studio, father son relationship ...
Place: paris france
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How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, dancing, hip hop, youth, contests and competitions, follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, coming of age, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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39%
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: light, motivational, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, performer's life, follow your dream, youth, rivalry, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, dancing, young lovers, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
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Kick (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A champion high school rugby player has a secret desire to be a ballet dancer, having spent 11 years in ballet school. Seizing an opportunity to audition for a local company's presentation of "Romeo and Juliet", he nonetheless fears ...
Plot: dancing, gay slur, friendship, rugby, ballet, loyalty, boarding school, prejudice, dead mother, self confidence, dance
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39%
The White Crow (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Serbia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, tense, non-linear
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: defection, kgb, ballet, desertion, painting, politics, friendship, dancing, journalist, friend, cold war, adaptation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1961, year 1938
Place: paris france, ussr, moscow russia
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39%
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Girl (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl, born in a boy's body, dreams of becoming a ballerina and will push her body to its limits in order for her dream to succeed.
Style: based on true events, sentimental, thought provoking, lgbt cinema, rough ...
Plot: transsexual, ballerina, gender identity, father daughter relationship, sexual desire, ballet school, first sexual experience, self mutilation, male nudity, teenager, school, self harm ...
Time: 2010s
Place: antwerp, belgium
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Mathilde (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The love story of the famous ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, psychological, tense
Plot: ballet, female nudity, theater, family, father son relationship, passion, moral dilemma, love and romance, secret love, impossible love, family problems, czar ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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37%
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The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
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, ballerina, ambition, rising to stardom, dancer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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37%
Natural Selection (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tyler is a young man who is desperately seeking direction from a world that seems to have abandoned him. Searching for answers he looks to his new friend Indrid who appears to have it all figured out.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: high school, manipulation, friendship, love, youth, social relations, teenage life, rivalry, friends, social misfits, love and romance, love triangle ...
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36%
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, university, unfulfillment, ambition, manipulation, college, friendship, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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36%
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I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, confined, mind game, rivalry, partners, deadly, disorder, isolation, human nature, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sicily
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36%
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Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, hallucination, mental illness, ballet, insanity, surrealism, dancer's life, psychology, paranoia, character study, showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Kirishima Thing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, semi serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: high school, disappearance, friendship, society, volleyball, youth, social relations, high school student, rivalry, student life, teenage life, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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36%