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, aging, memory, 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 emotional films with plots about friendship, rivalry, youth, friends, high school, school and power relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Bolshoy: Polina (2016), The Turning Point (1977), Flesh and Bone (2015), Everybody Dies But Me (2008), Foxfire (1996). 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, dancing, rabbit, homeless woman, emigrant, laundry, modern dance, show, deer, ballet, ballerina, teacher ...
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, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, romance, career change, dancer's life, parents and children, feud, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, oklahoma, usa, california
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54%
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, incest, dancer's life, dance, performer's life, urban, dancer, ambition, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school life, friendship, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, teachers and students, family problems, school, realism, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 8K
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, serious, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, friendship, feminism, teacher, coming out, prison, teenage girl, tattoo, hostage, coming of age, lesbian, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, touching, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dance, dancer's life, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, black people, high school, music, follow your dream, teenage life, urban, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: school, friendship, rivalry, youth, urban, friends, mischievous children, young heroes, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, teachers and students, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 912
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, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: dance, college, school, music, latin, dancer's life, high school, hardcase students, teachers and students, urban ghetto, high school life, hollywood ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: ballet, rivalry, ghost, dance, school, boarding school life, obsession, obesity, high school, paranormal, private school, boarding school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: orphan, russian, adoption, orphanage, little boy, boy, self discovery, coming of age, youth, family relations, parents and children, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002
Place: russia, europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, hopelessness, doctor, civil war, hardship, loneliness, morphine, rivalry, society, repression ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.0
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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: disturbing, serious, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, rivalry, social decay, misfit, human nature, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: high school, teacher, fish out of water, friendship, culture clash, dedicated educator, hardcase students, high school teacher, english teacher, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, urban ghetto ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, buddies, social misfits, friendship, teachers and students, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental
Plot: mysterious character, small town, optimism, hopes, couple relations, friendship, love triangle, small town life, love and romance, rebellion, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: ballerina, career, ballet, footsie under the table, love, female protagonist, reporter, love triangle, dancer, marriage proposal, dancing
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, touching ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, lgbt, gay, friends, betrayal, manipulations, friendship, coming of age, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: serious, twists and turns, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, isolation, ship, confined, ocean or sea, rivalry, friends, buddies, betrayal, manipulations, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.7
 57K
Showgirls (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A young drifter named Nomi arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become a top showgirl.
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, cynical, sexual ...
Plot: stripper, rivalry, striptease, dancing, strong sexual content, seduction, ambition, dancer's life, showbiz, showgirl, artists and showbiz, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 11K
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: serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: betrayal, computers and web, teenage life, high school, suicide attempt, rumor, bully, torment, betrayal by friend, bullying, dishonesty, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
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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, atmospheric, suspense, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, mental illness, insanity, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, paranoia, hallucinations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, neorealism
Plot: village life, realism, village, social relations, isolation, society, postman, cat, lake, fish, social decay, poaching ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Degrassi Takes Manhattan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Film spin-off of Nickelodeon's popular teen program Degrassi.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: couple relations, friendship, teenage life, high school, youth, couples, friends, twins, vengeance, infidelity, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 80K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, basketball, liberal, student, friendship, african american, drug abuse, high school, ghetto, junior high school, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 1K
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, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, high school, aviation, school principal, obsession, midlife crisis, wartime life, fish out of water, military, unfulfillment, great patriotic war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
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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, village life, clinic, fish out of water, village, misfit, social relations, farm, countryside, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: rough, serious, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, birthday party, marijuana, best friends, vengeance, couple relations, love affair, sexual relations, injustice, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
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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, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, music, dance, dancer, love triangle, competition, dancer's life, underdog, rock, ball, career, dance teacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: mentor, friendship, dedicated educator, prodigy, private school, plagiarism, basketball, prejudice, writer's life, high school, literature, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, scotland, usa, new york yankees, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Rich and Famous (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, roommate, crumbling marriage, college, aging, opposites attract, feminism, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love triangle, singleness ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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