Movies like Dirty Dancing 2017

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Dirty Dancing (2017)
 3.1
 5K
Dirty Dancing (2017)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family. Not only are the memorable songs from the original movie included, but there are additional songs from the era that will be featured, showcasing double the number of musical performances by the stellar cast.
Style: romantic, light, entertaining, sweet
Plot: fall in love, love story, dancing, forbidden love, sister sister relationship, singing, female protagonist, secret love, culture clash, unlikely couple, father daughter relationship, dance performance, adaptation, guilty pleasure, stereotypes, happy ending, instructor, dancer's life, music, nickname
Time: 1960s

Most similar movies to Dirty Dancing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out romantic, realistic, light and sweet films with plots about love and romance, culture clash, mentor, dialogue, romance, catastrophe and happy ending mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dirty Dancing: High Strung (2016), Bride & Prejudice (2004), Honey 3: Dare to Dance (2016), A Winter Princess (2019), Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 172K
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: sexy, feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unlikely couple, dancer's life, love and romance, dancing, youth, dancer, resort, teenage love, fall in love, music, class differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 7K
High Strung (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a ...
Style: romantic, light, sweet, entertaining
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dancing, violin, ballet, leotard, dance, dancer's life, hip hop, youth, follow your dream, music, unlikely couple, performance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bride & Prejudice (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Bollywood update of Jane Austen's classic tale, in which Mrs. Bakshi is eager to find suitable husbands for her four unmarried daughters. When the rich single gentlemen Balraj and Darcy come to visit, the Bakshis have high hopes, though ...
Style: feel good, humorous, colourful, romantic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bollywood, culture clash, opposites attract, love and romance, jane austen, unlikely couple, modern day adaptation, class differences, fall in love, initially antagonists, society, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, london, usa, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she's ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.
Style: sweet, light, romantic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, first love, love and romance, happy ending, teenage girl, couples, youth, sister sister relationship, high school student, teen romance, love letter, teenage boy ...
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Honey 3: Dare to Dance (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While attending college in Cape Town, Melea Martin feels constrained by the school's strict policies, and decides to set out on her own. Searching for a way to use her talents as a dancer and inspire the community around her, Melea rents a ...
Style: inspirational, romantic, entertaining, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: music, hip hop, creativity, human spirit, life philosophy, lifestyle, choreographer, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, ambition, mentor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Winter Princess (2019)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Carly, secretly a princess, plans Snowden Peak’s Snow Ball with Jesse, their attraction is undeniable. In planning the event, the two make the gala a fundraiser to help infuse much needed resources into the resort. But without a celebrity ...
Style: light, fairy tale, romantic, funny, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: prince, fall in love, love and romance, couples, royal family, happy ending, dancing, kiss
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, beach, dancer's life, dance, romance, music, latin, family relations, contests and competitions, parents and children, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 112K
Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: dream come true, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, teenage love, underdog, dancer, romance, dream, dancing, friendship, dance, racism ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, free spirited, lovers, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, politician, college, girlfriend, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 77K
My Fair Lady (1964)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cinderella story, opposites attract, high society, love and romance, fall in love, bet, fish out of water, transformation, culture clash, rise to the top, teaching the ways of the world, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
No Reservations (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Master chef Kate Armstrong runs her life and her kitchen with intimidating intensity. However, a recipe for disaster may be in the works when she becomes the guardian of her young niece while crossing forks with the brash sous-chef who just joined ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, chef, restaurant, workplace situations, cooking, opposites attract, romance, workaholic, initially antagonists, parents and children, love and romance, kitchen ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Step Up Revolution (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Style: light, feel good, exciting, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, teenage love, urban, youth, dancer's life, love and romance, hopes, follow your dream, teenage life, culture clash, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 11K
Yentl (1983)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, feminism, gender, destiny, romance, music, religions or cults, family relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 21K
Barefoot (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding an improbable romance blooms, as she ...
Style: sweet, semi serious, romantic, light, bad ending ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, mental illness, love story, family relations, love affair, changing lives, father son relationship, relationships, twists & turns, hospital, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 30K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, true love, love and romance, love, couples, destiny, life & death, moral dilemma, death, friendship, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1946
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting ...
Style: captivating, erotic, romantic, scenic, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, jungle, love story, love and romance, culture clash, love affair, family relations, master and servant, impossible love, interracial romance ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: mine, malaysia, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, fall in love, opposites attract, social differences, racial prejudice, family drama, stereotypes, honest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: humorous, romantic, witty, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, teen comedy, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, unlikely couple, fall in love, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, party, boyfriend, youth, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: emotional, romantic, classic literature, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young lovers, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, fall in love, true love, parents and children, secret love, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 193K
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. ...
Style: stylized, tense, suspense, romantic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, young lovers, family feud, gunfight, star crossed lovers, shakespeare, love and romance, romance, gun violence, uninhibited rivalry, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 468K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, romance, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening ...
Style: sentimental, colourful, romantic, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, young lovers, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, love, mother daughter relationship, teenage love, first love, class differences ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: france, normandy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, workplace romance, unlikely couple, career woman, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, nothing goes right, manipulations, workplace, power relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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One from the Heart (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, atmospheric, futuristic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: circus performer, romance, couples, love affair, looking for love, apocalypse, anniversary, working class, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: classic literature, touching, romantic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, romance, love triangle, rich and poor, inheritance, happy ending, jane austen, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, eligible bachelor, social differences, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 38K
Say When (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: humorous, romantic, entertaining, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, unlikely couple, love and romance, coming of age, parent child relationship, teenager, single father, life turned upside down, female protagonist, runaway, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 1K
Disco Dancer (1982)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Jimmy promises to return to Bombay and become a famous entertainer so that he can exact revenge on Mr. Oberoi for having insulted and imprisoned his mother on false charges. He falls in love with Oberoi's daughter and causes Sam Oberoi's ...
Style: sincere, emotional, entertaining, romantic
Plot: love, rise and fall, dancer, singer, dancing, performer, fame, death of mother, false accusation, father daughter relationship, death, attempted murder ...
Place: bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 79K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, workaholic, romance, opposites attract, love and romance, change of heart, changing lives, life & death, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 30K
Step Up All In (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.
Style: captivating, serious, feel good, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, hip hop, rivalry, follow your dream, romance, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, dance contest, victory, team, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 167K
Chocolate (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, sweet, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, cooking and food, single mother, prejudice, chocolate, mayor, love and romance, society, couple relations, lifestyle change, social misfits, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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