Movies like Bolshoy

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Bolshoy (2017)
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Bolshoy (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: 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, dancing
Time: 2000s
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about friendship, rivalry, youth, friends, high school, society and teenage life mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Bolshoy: Polina (2016), The Turning Point (1977), How She Move (2007), Flesh and Bone (2015), Everybody Dies But Me (2008). 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...
Plot: dance, death of father, held at gunpoint, nightclub, waitress, wound, modern dance, show, deer, ballerina, ballet, laundromat ...
Time: 1990s
Place: russia
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The Turning Point (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, career change, romance, artists and showbiz, parents and children, love and romance, dancer's life, couple relations, family relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, oklahoma, usa, california
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54%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, hip hop, society, urban ghetto, teenage life, disorder, friends, life turned upside down, high school life, urban, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: medical school, usa
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49%
Flesh and Bone (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, stylized, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, dance, incest, urban, mentally unstable, ambition, dancer's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, dancer, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, friendship, parents and children, high school life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, teachers and students, school, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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48%
Wishing Stairs (2003)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A staircase leading to the dormitory of a remote boarding school usually has 28 stairs, but every so often there appears to be 29. When someone steps on the mysterious extra stair, the horror begins.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: ballet, rivalry, ghost, school, boarding school life, friendship, boarding school, youth, obsession, supernatural, best friends, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mirrors (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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: ballet, career, ballerina, dancer, love triangle, female protagonist, reporter, love, footsie under the table, dancing, marriage proposal
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Night Flight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 141 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: realistic, touching, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, dishonesty, disorder, betrayal, manipulations, friends, rivalry, friendship, youth, lgbt, gay
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Boys of Paul Street (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, the problem is "solved" by the city government, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: school, young heroes, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations, urban, disorder, mischievous children, teachers and students, youth, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, coming out, teacher, rebellion, youth, tattoo, hostage, teenage girl, prison, lesbian ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
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46%
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Lambada (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them academics. But when a jealous student exposes Kevin's ...
Style: sexy, feel good, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: dance, college, school, high school, music, ambition, hollywood, urban ghetto, power relations, youth, latin, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Morphine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1917. We are in the Russian countryside. It is the middle of freezing winter. A pale young, newly educated doctor arrives. Having to deal with one medical challenge after another he soon becomes the center of everyone's attention. ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, doctor, hopelessness, civil war, loneliness, morphine, hardship, repression, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: school, high school, teachers and students, friends, social misfits, family relations, love and romance, rivalry, friendship, buddies, teenage life, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dreaming of Space (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story of a simple, naive Russian man Konek and the people around him: his love and her sister and a mysterious man. The film is set in 1957, time of changes, time of waiting for something big to happen.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric
Plot: friends, social relations, couples, small town life, love triangle, satellite, optimism, rebellion, friendship, small town, society, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: realistic, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, ocean or sea, ship, mind game, danger, human nature, betrayal, rivalry, manipulations, confined, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Cyberbully (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman tries to help her teenage daughter when she becomes the victim of online bullying.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: betrayal, computers and web, high school, bully, suicide attempt, rumor, teenage life, torment, high school life, misfit, social awkwardness, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Up the Down Staircase (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher at New York's inner-city Calvin Coolidge High: her lit classes are overcrowded, a window is broken, there's no chalk, books arrive late. The administration is concerned mainly with forms and rules ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: high school, culture clash, friendship, fish out of water, teacher, high school life, misfit, innocence lost, society, youth, power relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
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43%
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The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, russian, orphanage, little boy, boy, self discovery, youth, hopes, family relations, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s
Place: russia, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Degrassi Takes Manhattan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Film spin-off of Nickelodeon's popular teen program Degrassi.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, vengeance, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, teenage life, family relations, friends, couple relations, youth, twins, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada
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43%
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The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, society, life is a bitch, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, misfit, rivalry, youth, human nature, friendship, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Wings (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Bulgakova gives a marvelous performance as a once heroic Russian fighter pilot now living a quiet, disappointingly ordinary life as a school principal.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: haunted by the past, high school, military, midlife crisis, culture clash, fish out of water, obsession, unfulfillment, wartime life, post world war two, aviation, school principal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The White Nights of Postman Aleksey Tryapitsyn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A reserved community has been set up here. Despite the modern ...
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, neorealism
Plot: village life, social relations, village, realism, isolation, society, loneliness, money, cigarette smoking, crying, boy, remote ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: high school, volleyball, social relations, social misfits, student life, youth, teenage life, high school life, social differences, society, misfit, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Doctor Vlimmen (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A veterinarian lives together with his sister and her son in a small Flemish village. He has to cope with gossip and distrust from the villagers.
Style: uplifting, realistic, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, false accusation, intrigue, friends, life is a bitch, legal action, golden years, wounded animal, haunted by the past, dishonesty, countryside, aging ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 20s
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Wild Field (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young doctor relocates to a remote region of central Asia, thinking his fiancee soon will join him ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: doctors and patients, boss and employee, social relations, power relations, farm, workplace, self discovery, countryside, village life, couple relations, workplace situations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Twilight Portrait (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marina, an upper-crust social worker with a doting husband and an enviable downtown apartment, is suddenly transformed into a bizarre twilight version of herself when she is raped by three policemen.
Style: sexual, rough, sexy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: rape, birthday party, marijuana, best friends, rivalry, vengeance, love and romance, couple relations, couples, love affair, dishonesty, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: boarding school, rugby, loyalty, prejudice, ballet, dead mother, dance, self confidence, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, music, dance, love triangle, dancer, love and romance, hopes, performer's life, blind ambition, money raising, artists and showbiz, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Rather English Marriage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A squadron leader and a retired milkman decide to bury their differences and move in together after they are both widowed on the very same night. They become a companionable if odd couple, until their unlikely friendship is threatened by the arrival ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, odd couple, widower, starting over, social differences, friends, social relations, elderly, working class, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
For My Daughter's Honor (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Tate, Oklahoma a popular coach, Pete Nash, is accused of having a sexual relation with 14 years old Amy, one of his school's pupils.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, courtroom, courtroom drama, high school life, innocence lost, teenage love, forbidden love, youth, sport team, dedicated educator, teachers and students, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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