Movies like Backstage 2018

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Backstage (2018)
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Backstage (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the West Coast Crew dance troupe, led by the talented and ambitious Buddy, is selected to enter the widely broadcast “Superdance” reality TV talent show, the young dancers revel in their newfound fame and dream of their lives as winners of the prestigious contest. But as the competition begins to heat up – especially from rival dance troupe Muertas – jealousy, narcissism and interpersonal conflict threaten to break the crew apart.
Plot: gay, talent show, competition, dancer, intrigue, contest, jury, backstage, tv show, gay stereotype, dance scene, mute character

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Most similar movies to Backstage

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sexy films with plots about dancing, friendship, music, dancer, drinking alcohol, drinking and musician mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Backstage: Center Stage: On Pointe (2016), Play-Back (1997), Billy Elliot (2000), Little Paris (2008), Funkytown (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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95%
 5.6
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Play-Back (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two best friends, Johanna and Jeanne, live in the small town of Decazeville, a mining town in France and sing in the music group "The Sirens". Suddenly their paths in music and in life drastically change...
Plot: talent contest, female nudity, female friendship, cashier, talent, pop star, stage fright, talent show, fame, pop singer, friendship, jealousy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.7
 131K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, ballet, follow your dream, gay, father son relationship, dancer's life, audition, working class, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984, 90s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.5
 82
Little Paris (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Little Paris" is the nickname given to Luna's hometown in provincial Baden Württemberg. Its name comes from a replica of the Eiffel Tower on a factory roof on an industrial estate next to the A9 autobahn. Luna knows she has to leave ...
Plot: female director, small town, dance, dancer, dancing, hip hop, boyfriend
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Funkytown (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in Montreal during the disco phenomenon some 35 years ago, Funkytown follows the life of a group of colorful characters. We follow their lives and tribulations as everyone converges on a regular basis at Montreal's hot disco spot: ...
Style: serious, captivating, disturbing, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: disco, nightclub, gay hustler, lifestyle, addiction, nightlife, social decay, artists and showbiz, actor's life, society, social relations, gay husband ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1971, year 1973 ...
Place: canada, montreal, new york, quebec, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 25K
Take the Lead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: feel good, captivating, inspirational, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dancer, dedicated educator, high school, dance, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
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The Fits (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Toni, a tomboyish boxer, lands a spot on an after-school drill team in the West End community of Cincinnati. She eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. It’s the joy of her first friendships and her ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, enigmatic
Plot: tomboy, dancing, friendship, secret, girl, competition, fainting, mother daughter relationship, illness, boxing, dance, female director ...
Place: cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
War Dancing - Dance to Win (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: War Dancing tells the tale of Slammer, a small-time hood whose life changes when he is allowed to take part in a music video shoot. He begins to feel that a career in music might get him on the right track, but the video's choreographer ...
Plot: graffiti, dance performance, music competition, school dance, dance contest, rivalry, dancing, street gang, dancer, dance school, love, competition
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, life is a bitch, soul music, r&b, showbiz, couple relations, love affair, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: serious, sexy, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: disco, dance performance, twentysomething life, hopes, romance, ambition, contests and competitions, escape from reality, social climbing, urban ghetto life, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 14K
A Late Quartet (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Plot: classical music, aging, rehearsal, musician's life, friendship, ego clash, intrigue, marital problem, anniversary, under the surface, overcoming, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 15
Manderley (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is the story of three homosexuals who decide to spend the summer together at the cottage that the parents of one of them have in Santander. The film shows naturally a series of attitudes then considered shocking and even unnatural.
Plot: gay, lgbt, male nudity, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Young Soul Rebels (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young Soul Rebels is a 1991 film by Isaac Julien which examines the interaction between youth cultural movements in Britain. Skinheads, Punks & Soulboys along with the political and cultural tensions between them. The film received the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: disco, soul music, politics, immigrants, radio dj, murder, friendship, interracial relations, sexual relations, frame up, racism, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: europe, london, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6K
Her Smell (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.
Style: rough, psychological, captivating, art house
Plot: mother daughter relationship, rock music, addiction, rock band, mental illness, female protagonist, drug use, friendship, husband wife relationship, apology, singer, drinking ...
Place: europe, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 33K
54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, disco, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, drugs/alcohol, clubbing, party, father son relationship, bartender, money ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bahamas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
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Tony Manero (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Chile, Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from "Saturday Night Fever".
Style: rough, serious, realistic, contemplative, bleak
Plot: dancing, nightlife, showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, crimes, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, follow your dream, bar, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 17K
Vox Lux (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. ...
Style: inspirational, exciting, thought provoking, rough, suspense
Audience: family outing
Plot: pop star, female singer, mother daughter relationship, symbol, illness, transformation, hopes, family relations, friendship, parents and children, family, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s, year 1986, year 2000 ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 267K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, success, follow your dream, underdog, music, street gang, musician's life, rap, urban ghetto life, hopes, family relations, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Concurs (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An outdoors orientation contest turns into a journey to the participants' self and conscience.
Style: allegory
Plot: wilderness, contest, teenage boy, competition, rape, bus, obstacle course, death, murder, teamwork, trial, court
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 4K
Groove (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An inside look into one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene.
Style: semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, intense, realistic ...
Plot: clubbing, drug dealing, lifestyle, nightlife, fish out of water, city life, drug use, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, rave, brother brother relationship, hip hop, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 122
DonT Stop (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Prague, 1983. The communist regime, in a suffocating atmosphere ruled over by the secret police, imposes "normalization". Miki and David need some kind of motivation to carry on in the communist wasteland. They discover The Clash's ...
Plot: father son relationship, friendship between men, father son conflict, rebel, youth, coming of age, friend, drug abuse, musician, teenage girl, classmate classmate relationship, conflict between friends ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Business of Fancydancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Indian poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: friendship, tragic love, self discovery, haunted by the past, lifestyle, society, couples, family problems, reunion, coming out, social differences, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Gold Diggers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An avant-garde examination of the relationship between women and money in society. Mixing musical, silent melodrama, and philosophical treatise into a post-punk, heady brew.
Style: avant garde, feminist film
Plot: money, bank, golddigger, female director, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, memory, childhood, gold, tap dance, chase, dancer ...
Place: yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Teen Spirit (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Violet, a shy teenager living on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England dreams of pop stardom and with the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, exciting
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, musician, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, audition, singing, singing competition, choir, country girl, singer, music, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 10K
Patti Cake$ (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.
Plot: aspiring musician, black american, loneliness, friendship, mother daughter relationship, rap, name calling, fired, demonstration, female protagonist, chanting, money ...
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson's play.
Style: suspense, uplifting, rough, serious, based on true events
Plot: blues, black american, stuttering, fired from the job, street life, bigger dreams, pianist, musician, female protagonist, african american, promise, racism ...
Time: 1920s
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., detroit, georgia, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 107K
Sound of Metal (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Metal drummer Ruben begins to lose his hearing. When a doctor tells him his condition will worsen, he thinks his career and life is over. His girlfriend Lou checks the former addict into a rehab for the deaf hoping it will prevent a relapse and help ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, melancholic, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: drums, heavy metal, deaf, musician, deafness, drummer, deaf man, sign language, emotional abuse, music, ambition, musician's life ...
Place: missouri, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.9
 28K
You Got Served (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, inspirational, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, dancer's life, lifestyle, betrayal, dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 239
Boy's Choir (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young teen's father dies, and he is sent to an orphanage. He's teased because he stutters almost runs away, until a beautiful, androgynous boy, Yasuo (Sora Toma), convinces him to join the choir.
Plot: snow, eyeglasses, concert, teenage boy, train, fire, stuttering, cross, female nudity, candle, singing, running ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
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Othello (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands, Italy, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Having previously staged Verdi's 1887 opera Otello at the Met and La Scala, filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli committed his production to film in 1986. Starring as the fatally jealous Moor of Venice is Placido Domingo, who had also headlined ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: opera, obsession, betrayal, dishonesty, intrigue, unfulfillment, love and romance, losing-it hero, tragic hero, manipulations, rivalry, manipulation ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%