Movies like Anna 1988

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Anna (1988)
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Anna (1988)
Original name: Anna – Der Film
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This film is the theatrical follow-up to a very popular German TV-series (also called "Anna"), about a young girl who wants to make it as a prima ballerina.
Plot: teenager, dancing, ballet, ballerina, coming of age, wheelchair
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, romantic and sexy films with plots about dancing, dance, ballet, teenager, music, mentor and ambition mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Anna: StreetDance 3D (2010), High Strung (2016), Center Stage (2000), Breaking Brooklyn (2018), The Way She Moves (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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StreetDance 3D (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In order to win the Street Dance Championships, a dance crew is forced to work with ballet dancers from the Royal Dance School in exchange for rehearsal space.
Style: feel good, realistic, stylized, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, dance school, ballet, dance contest, dancer's life, ballerina, competition, dream, love and romance, team, school dance, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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High Strung (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Romania
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, entertaining, sweet
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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, touching, sentimental, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, ballet, dancing, music, love triangle, lifestyle, hopes, ambition, love and romance, infidelity, artists and showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
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Breaking Brooklyn (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy with a passion for dance and his brother are rescued from the streets by an old showman who takes them to live with his estranged former dancing partner/brother.
Style: captivating, sexy, sweet, exciting, entertaining
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, school, dance, broadway, mentor, creativity, destiny, artists and showbiz, performance, ballet, self fulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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85%
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The Way She Moves (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Houston, the aspirant to photographer Amie receives a complete Salsa and Mambo dancing course from her close colleagues and friends as her wedding gift. Her wedding with the wealthy and arrogant Jason is close and she intends to dance...
Plot: dancing, infidelity, gift, wedding ring, kiss
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Save the Last Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial romance, dancing, dancer's life, ballet, teenage love, hip hop, high school, follow your dream, hopes, romance, dance school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
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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, realistic, psychological
Plot: dancing, ballerina, friendship, rivalry, partner, ballet, audition, camp, competition, training, reputation, choreographer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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A Nutcracker Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When her niece is cast in The Philadelphia Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind.
Style: romantic, light, feel good, entertaining, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: ballerina, ballet, christmas, child care, aunt niece relationship, betrayal, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, second chance, forgiveness, teenager, parents and children, family tragedy ...
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Bolshoy (2017)
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 ...
Style: colourful, realistic, artsy, sad
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, dancing, ballerina, dance, theater, teacher, female protagonist, mentor, high school, rivalry, friendship, performer's life ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
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Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: All self-taught dancer Kate Parker has ever wanted to do was perform with the American Academy of Ballet. But when she doesnt make it after auditioning, she learns that it takes more than precision and perfection to succeed in the dance world.
Style: light, motivational, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, follow your dream, performer's life, youth, rivalry, hopes, lifestyle, ambition, dancing, young lovers, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
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65%
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Let's Dance (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his crew breaks up, a gifted but insecure hip-hop dancer teaches at a top ballet school in Paris, where he falls for an aspiring ballerina.
Style: light, captivating, humorous, romantic, disturbing
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ballet, ballerina, ambition, performance, dance studio, rivalry, job, dancing, youth, hopes, love and romance, father son relationship ...
Place: paris france
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63%
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The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: stylized, realistic, sincere, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: ballet, choreographer, ballerina, ambition, rising to stardom, dancer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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63%
Milk and Fashion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Milk and Fashion centers on a young foreigner, Tyler Ralstin, as he travels from rural Yunnan to Shanghai to live with his uncle Jack. As caretaker for Tyler, Jack must balance his life between the high demand of his profession and the role of a ...
Plot: dancing, dance, ballet
Place: shanghai, china
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63%
Dance Academy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At Sydney's National Dance Academy, a few talented youngsters are recruited for the excruciatingly tough course. It follows Tara Webster, a sheepfarmgirl who's ambition is to be the next best ballerina. Jewish long line of doctors' ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dance school, dancer's life, friendship, ballerina, ballet, teacher, dancing, dance, ambition, teenage life, ambitious, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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60%
A Summer in St. Tropez (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 59 min.
Story: In an isolated country house close to the shore near Saint-Tropez, seven young women share a bedroom. Over two days, they wake, shower, breakfast, play dress up, bathe in the sea, picnic, ride bikes, pick flowers, have a pillow fight, run on the ...
Style: erotic
Plot: sex, horse, blonde, erotica, panties, sexual exploration, female removes her clothes, teenage sexuality, female nudity, bikini, female protagonist, teenage protagonist ...
Place: riviera, saint tropez
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60%
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Flashdance (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The popular 1980’s dance movie that depicts the life of an exotic dancer with a side job as a welder who true desire is to get into ballet school. It’s her dream to be a professional dancer and now is her chance. The film has a great soundtrack ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dance, dancing, music, underdog, cinderella story, ballet, footsie under the table, romance, ambition, rivalry, artists and showbiz, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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California (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The year is 1984. Estela is going through the turbulent phase of adolescence. Sex, lovers, friendships; everything seems very complicated. Her uncle Carlos is her hero, and visiting him in California is her biggest dream. But everything collapses ...
Plot: coming of age, female director, cassette tape, female nudity, school, blood, kiss, tampon
Time: 80s
Place: brazil
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58%
Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Soviet Union, East Germany, Cuba, France, UK
Duration: 155 min.
TV show
Story: The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. She became an internationally regarded ballerina after her performances in 1909 with the Dyaghilev's Ballet in Paris and in London. Anna Pavlova eventually ...
Plot: ballerina, ballet, theater, dance, dancing
Place: paris france, russia
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56%
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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: entertaining, romantic, inspirational, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, teenage love, contests and competitions, youth, hip hop, breakdance, dancer, dance school, ballet, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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50%
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Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: serious, captivating, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: dancing, high school, music, dance, youth, rebelliousness, love and romance, dancer's life, rebellion, small town, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, chicago illinois
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50%
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Honey (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, exciting, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, dance, love and romance, lifestyle, follow your dream, teenagers, sexual harassment, music, ambition, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
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50%
Permanent Record (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, suicide, grief, lifestyle, misfit, social misfits, society, romance, buddies, school, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
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48%
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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, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, forbidden love, romance, unlikely couple, dancer's life, teenage love, resort, love and romance, dancer, sensuality, youth, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
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47%
The Country Years (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adolescent comes of age during a summer in the Rhône valley with his maternal grandparents. Jules seems a little too close to his mother and distant from his father, who wants Jules out of their Parisian house. It's to be a summer of ...
Plot: coming of age, fishing, summer vacation, summer, gang, grandfather, grandson, vacation, bully, grandfather grandson relationship, provence, teenager
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46%
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Commuters (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Occupied by family problems, a 13 year old Vojto takes every responsibility around the house. One day while on a train to school, he sees this girl, Kajka, and falls madly in love with her. Despite his busy life, he decides to win her heart by any ...
Plot: teenage sexuality, teenage crush, teenage love, teenager, female nudity, coming of age, teenage sex, first love, nudity (full frontal - brief), young love, sexuality, violence ...
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45%
 5.5
 22K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo ...
Style: captivating, touching, exciting, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, rivalry, hip hop, ambition, leadership, teenage love, romance, competition, university, breakdance, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, high school, coming of age, tomboy, school, love triangle, best friend, friendship, high school dance, romance, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Girls Step (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Azusa (Anna Ishii) and Narumi (Fuka Koshiba) are 2nd grade high school students. They lack confidence and also any kind of ambitions. Hazuki (Karin Ono), Tamaki (Mika Akizuki) and Mika (Miku Uehara) are also unnoticed students at the same high ...
Plot: dance, teenager, dancing, girl wearing a miniskirt, shrine, short skirt, gate, schoolgirl, japanese schoolgirl, brunette, bicycle, beach ...
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Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, performer's life, desire for fame, friends, celebrity culture, showbiz, starting over, human nature, rock, music band, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas, montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%