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Go for It! (2011)
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Go for It! (2011)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be 'somebody' but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in school and get an education, so she attends junior college while working at a grocery store. Carmen's professor catches her performing one day in the neighborhood and challenges her to audition to a formal dance school in California. She gets into a fight with her chaotic family and runs away to her best friend Gina's place only to find out Gina's been getting beat up by her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Carmen's boyfriend, Jared wants her to commit and move in with him. Pulled apart in every direction, her dream of dancing fades. Can Carmen overcome her fears and take the biggest chance of her life, or will she succumb to her self-doubt?
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious, captivating, emotional
Plot: dancing, ambition, self discovery, follow your dream, hopes, family relations, teachers and students, contests and competitions, hip hop, parents and children, dance school, dancer's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, power relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about hopes, ambition, family relations, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, youth and follow your dream mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Go for It!: Battlefield America (2012), Lifted (2010), B-Girl (2009), How She Move (2007), Make It Happen (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Battlefield America (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young businessman hires an instructor to turn a group of misfit kids into a team on the underground dance competition circuit.
Style: realistic, inspirational, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, rivalry, youth, ambition, social misfits, hip hop, misfit, contests and competitions, mentor, dancing, training, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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95%
 6.6
 2K
Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, hopes, wartime life, military life, military, contests and competitions, soldier, society, family in crisis, follow your dream, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, afghanistan, middle east, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 3.9
 688
B-Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young female breakdancer, Angel, moves to Los Angeles after an attack by an ex-boyfriend nearly ends her dance career forever. B-Girl follows Angel through recovery and acceptance of a new life as she busts a move into the male-centric world of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hip hop, family relations, dancing, dancer's life, follow your dream, ambition, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, contests and competitions, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 3.5
 7K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Make It Happen (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: follow your dream, love and romance, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, rivalry, self discovery, friendship, dance school, dancing, dancer's life, pantyhose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, introspection, one more chance, musician's life, religions or cults, showbiz, lifestyle, hip hop, ambition, hopes, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 309
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, sentimental, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, couples, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, society, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, aging, drugs/alcohol, hopes, love, asthma, couple relations, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 34
Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: emotional, contemplative, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: ambition, introspection, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, hopes, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 654
The Puzzle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maria's family give her a puzzle for her 50th birthday, and she loves it. Not only does the patient housewife have fun solving the puzzle, she's also really good at them. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: puzzle, family relations, contests and competitions, rise to the top, family life, hopes, ambition, introspection, self discovery, midlife crisis, bittersweet, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University.
Style: captivating, serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, dance, dancer's life, college, rivalry, college life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, student life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Battle of the Year (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck coach is hired to prepare a team of the best American dancers for an international tournament that attracts all the best crews from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, dancer's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, power relations, artists and showbiz, underdog, athlete and trainer, dancing, music, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 7K
Honey 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2003 dance movie Honey. Recently released from juvenile detention, talented dancer Maria Ramirez finds an outlet for her passion with a new dance crew.
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, dance school, dancer's life, juvenile delinquency, dance, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, music, fall in love, lifestyle, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 726
Video Girl (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lorie Walker ( Meagan Good), attends a ritzy private school in a small southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie ( Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After a chance meeting with a renowned music video director, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, dancer's life, celebrity culture, rise and fall, small town, life is a bitch, follow your dream, society, rivalry, sex scene, injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dance of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Singapore
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three people whose lives are pulled into review and assessment when their paths cross. The initial sparks of what could be a new romance plays off against a couple falling out of love, a student and teacher, a father and son, a ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, stylized, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, fall in love, dance school, couples, follow your dream, couple relations, family relations, dishonesty, love and romance, hopes, dancer's life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 213
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 586
The Long Shot (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Annie Garret is a young woman who moves with her irresponsible husband Ross and their seven-year-old daughter Taylor from Colorado to a ranch in northern California where Ross abandons them after he fails to land a job. With no money and no friends, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, starting over, follow your dream, friendship, family relations, parents and children, hopes, family, single parent, animal life, farm, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This was going to be the first year that Marshal Middle School was not going to have a dance team. All that changes when the new Biology teacher, Ms. Bartlett, agrees to be the coach. Now the girls need to prove that they are ready to compete and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dancer's life, school, against the odds, ambition, cheerleader, working class, family, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, teenage girl, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Brotherly Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: West Philadelphia basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the pressures of fame while his brother and sister have their own issues with ambition.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, entertaining
Plot: family problems, ambition, follow your dream, family relations, desire for fame, prodigy, athlete's life, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, basketball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: friendship, against the odds, contests and competitions, animal training, family relations, hopes, coming of age, dog, ambition, animal life, boss and employee, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 517
Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: native american, boxer, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, racism, human spirit, society, hopes, self discovery, love, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 355
A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: starting over, contests and competitions, friendship, parents and children, athlete's life, family, youth, ambition, rivalry, farm, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, human spirit, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, hopes, female director, depressed woman, stand up comedian, rape, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.4
 52
Marathon (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drama by Biju Viswanath, Marathon was adapted from Harteis's memoir of the same name. Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, ambition, contests and competitions, gender, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, tragic love, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Make Your Move (2013)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A pair of star-crossed dancers in New York find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sexy, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, love and romance, ambition, romance, youth, young lovers, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, lifestyle, rivalry, artists and showbiz, nightlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: school, fighting the system, human spirit, teachers and students, parents and children, hopes, changing lives, family relations, social relations, society, youth, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, rivalry, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, single parent, elderly, friends, bittersweet, domestic violence, hustler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, family business, teenage life, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, human spirit, parents and children, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 599
Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, reach out, power relations, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%