Movies like Dirty Dancing 2017

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Dirty Dancing (2017)
 3.2
 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, female protagonist, secret love, culture clash, unlikely couple, father daughter relationship, singing, 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 melancholic films with plots about love and romance, romance, mentor, culture clash, happy ending, catastrophe and fall in love mostly in Romance, Drama and Musical genres. Some movies like Dirty Dancing: High Strung (2016), Bride & Prejudice (2004), Yentl (1983), Definitely, Maybe (2008), Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 166K
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, sentimental, feel good, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unlikely couple, dancer's life, resort, love and romance, dancing, youth, teenage love, music, dancer, class differences, romance ...
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, entertaining, light, sweet
Audience: girls' night
Plot: violin, ballet, dancing, youth, hip hop, dancer's life, follow your dream, unlikely couple, breaking point, music, ambition, musician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bollywood, culture clash, opposites attract, modern day adaptation, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, arranged marriage, couple relations, indian lead, looking for love, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, california, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 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, humorous, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, gender, feminism, music, college, fall in love, romance, school, boys' school, unhappiness, disguise, parents and children ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, true love, free spirited, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, love story, lovers, up and down relationship, looking for love, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1992 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, dance, romance, latin, music, social differences, cuban revolution, falling in love, little boy, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: romantic, entertaining, inspirational, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: music, creativity, human spirit, choreographer, lifestyle, ambition, dancing, school, mentor, hip hop, life philosophy, dancer's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, urban, youth, dancer's life, teenage love, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, culture clash, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: prince, fall in love, royal family, couples, love and romance, kiss, dancing, happy ending
⇓ 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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, chef, restaurant, workplace situations, cooking, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, parents and children, workaholic, initially antagonists, aunt niece relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 189K
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: date night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, young lovers, star crossed lovers, romance, family feud, gunfight, love and romance, gun violence, family disapproval, uninhibited rivalry, true love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 109K
Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, 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: entertaining, humorous, feel good, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: dream come true, follow your dream, teenage love, artists and showbiz, dream, romance, underdog, dancing, friendship, dance, teenage girl, dancer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: futuristic, semi serious, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: circus performer, romance, self discovery, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, couples, starting over, looking for love, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: erotic, captivating, romantic, scenic, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, jungle, love story, love and romance, master and servant, culture clash, impossible love, family relations, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mine, malaysia, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 20K
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: semi serious, romantic, sweet, light, bad ending ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, mental illness, love story, love and romance, family relations, love affair, changing lives, relationships, father son relationship, twists & turns, hospital, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, touching, romantic, sincere, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: first love, love and romance, high school, youth, couples, happy ending, high school student, love letter, teenage girl, escapades, sister sister relationship, teenage boy ...
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, young lovers, family feud, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, fall in love, true love, secret love, parents and children, love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 164K
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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, cooking and food, chocolate, love and romance, prejudice, mayor, society, social relations, social misfits, couple relations, small town, lifestyle change ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.5
 4K
Funny Lady (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 1930s in New York – The famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the depression she has trouble finding work as an artist but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: singer, female protagonist, nightclub, romance, fall in love, actor's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, human nature, radio show ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, love, class differences, first love, mother daughter relationship, teenage love ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: france, normandy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, witty, romantic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen comedy ...
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, high school, teenage love, love and romance, fall in love, high school life, teenage life, wooing, youth, party, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 30K
Grease 2 (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, motorcycle, talent show, opposites attract, rivalry, cinderella story, buddies, romance, gang, rock, teenage love, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1961 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 37K
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, parent child relationship, coming of age, teenager, single father, runaway, female protagonist, life turned upside down, cheating, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 453K
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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, love and romance, young lovers, love affair, love story, love triangle, power of love, lovers reunited, social differences, romance, fall in love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cinderella story, opposites attract, high society, love and romance, fish out of water, fall in love, transformation, bet, culture clash, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, wager ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, touching
Plot: dancer's life, urban, unlikely couple, romance, follow your dream, opposites attract, terminal illness, love and romance, couples, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, orphan ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sweet Charity (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: charity, dancehall girl, broken engagement, tragic love, celebrity, elevator, dancer's life, opposites attract, romance, based on movie, looking for love, optimism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 29K
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: music, dancing, follow your dream, rivalry, romance, love and romance, hip hop, uninhibited rivalry, dance contest, victory, team, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: touching, sincere, romantic, classic literature, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, romance, love triangle, rich and poor, inheritance, jane austen, love and romance, society, family relations, social differences, sister sister relationship, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1800s, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 78K
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, tragic love, self discovery, terminal illness, romance, workaholic, love and romance, opposites attract, changing lives, change of heart, life & death, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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