Tango movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tango movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sexy, humorous, feel good and semi serious films and TV shows about / with tango, dancing, love and romance, love, friendship, couples, romance, family relations, dancer and singer plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Argentina and other countries.
tango movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as tango: Christmas Tango (2011), Assassination Tango (2002), The Tango Lesson (1997), Finnischer Tango (2008), The Whore and the Whale (2004), Love at the Christmas Table (2012), Not Here to Be Loved (2005), Tango, the Exile of Gardel (1985), Tango (1998), Tangos Are for Two (1997).

List of tango movies

Christmas Tango (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 102 min.
Story: At the time of the Greek junta, in an isolated army camp, a lieutenant forces a soldier to teach him the tango in order to ask the wife of his Colonel to dance with him.
Style: captivating, sentimental, emotional, psychological
Plot: tango, soldier, christmas, lieutenant, dance lesson, love triangle, military, illness, military camp, colonel, romance, couples ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: greece, europe, balkan
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Assassination Tango (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 114 min.
Story: John J. is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the General he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela, a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, tango, dancing, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, crimes, intrigue, rivalry, couple relations, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, new york, latin america, usa, buenos aires argentina ...
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The Tango Lesson (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a trip to Paris Sally meets Pablo, a tango dancer. He starts teaching her to dance then she returns to London to work on some "projects". She visits Buenos Aires and learns more from Pablo's friends. Sally and Pablo meet again but ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: tango, dancing, dancer, latin, lifestyle, dancer's life, love and romance, romance, artists and showbiz, performer's life, obsession, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, paris france, latin america, europe, london ...
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Finnischer Tango (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: tango, death, friendship, roommate, handicapped, suicide, male prostitute, theatre milieu, concert, accordion, wheelchair
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The Whore and the Whale (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Spanish writer finds an old coffer with photographs of an Argentine man who fought and died in the Spanish Civil War, and of a woman. Her quest for answers brings Vera to the Argentine Patagonia.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: love affair, fall in love, prostitute, life is a bitch, friendship, terminal illness, couple relations, sexual relations, photographer, tango, couples, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 2000s
Place: argentina, europe, spain, latin america, patagonia
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Love at the Christmas Table (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Family friends Sam and Kat spend every Christmas Eve at the Children's Table. They grow up together, sharing the highs and lows of young adulthood. And at thirty, Sam realizes that Kat is the one...but he's afraid that the past will get in ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, light, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends in love, best friends, childhood friend, true love, bully, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, male female relationship, happy ending, christmas, tango ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1984
Place: usa
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Not Here to Be Loved (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jean-Claude Delsart, a 50 years-old bailiff, with his worn-out smile and heart, abandoned a long time ago the idea that life could give him pleasures. Until the day, he dares to push the doors of a tango lesson...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: office, dancing, golden years, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, age difference, parents and children, wedding, parent child relationship, elderly, tango ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
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Tango, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.
Plot: tango, exile, dancer, dancing
Place: paris france, argentina
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Tango (1998)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous love affair inspires a director to create the most spectacular and bodly seductive dance film ever made. 1998 Oscar Nominee Best Foreign Language Film.
Style: sexy, captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: rehearsal, love, tango, dancer, love triangle, fall in love, innocence lost, latin, filmmaking, love and romance, rivalry, music ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
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Tangos Are for Two (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman's voice says she was wife to Renzo Franchi and Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), Argentina's great tango singer. People say she's crazy. Her story unfolds. Buenos Aires, 1933: Juana Romero, a seamstress who lives for the music of ...
Plot: mistaken identity, plane crash, ambition, tango, menage a trois, wedding, mysterious woman, romance, rise and fall, music, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: argentina, spain, peru, colombia, buenos aires argentina ...
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Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, dramatic, inspirational, realistic, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, mentor, blind character, friendship, human nature, depression, ex military, teaching the ways of the world, unlikely friendships, thanksgiving, blindness, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
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Flawless (1999)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay slur, friendship, loneliness, female impersonator, tango, physical therapy, stroke, disability, culture clash, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Belle Epoque (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Portugal, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, politics, marriage, love triangle, desertion, jealousy, murder, tango, lust, lesbian, romance, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid, rome italy
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Flower and Snake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The wealthy president of a company has built up an unpayable debt to a local crime lord, and to escape punishment he sells his famous dancer wife to the lecherous old man figuring a 90 year old can’t do too much bad with her. Perhaps not, but ...
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: s&m, bondage, bdsm, sadism, sexual relations, sexual abuse, yakuza, submission, gangsters, crimes, obsession, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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Tom at the Farm (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young man travels to an isolated farm for his lover's funeral where he's quickly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by his lover's aggressive brother.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, closeted homosexual, male homosexuality, lgbt, hidden identity, gays and lesbians, family problems, gay relationship, psychopath, countryside, threat, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 70s
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
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Three to Tango (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Oscar and Peter land a career-making opportunity when a Chicago tycoon chooses them to compete for the design of a cultural center. The tycoon mistakenly believes that Oscar is gay and has him spy on his mistress Amy. Oscar goes along with it and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, light, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: architect, love triangle, pretending to be gay, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, business partner, deception, society, romance, misunderstanding, women, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, egypt
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Bread and Tulips (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An endearing light comedy about a woman who spontaneously becomes a resident of Venice after her family left her begin. While enjoying the wonderful people she meets she achieves a new life and the first time independent of her family.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: flower shop, self discovery, friendship, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, housewife, romance, disorder, hopes, starting over, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, rome italy
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Exit (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After losing her job as a garment worker, Ling sees her prospects dim dramatically: in her mid forties, she lives in a small, dilapidated apartment in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung and spends much of her time locked in arguments with her testy ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: hospital, midlife crisis, love and romance, estrangement, unlikely couple, aging, dull life, family relations, female protagonist, single mother, middle aged, asian woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan
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Black Tights (1961)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Live scenes of Paris and a continuity Narrator link together four dramatic choreographies, all by Roland Petit: Carmen (1949), La croqueuse de diamants (1950), Deuil en 24 heures (1953), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1959).
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, stylized, feel good
Plot: ballet, theater, unfulfilled love, love triangle, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, gangsters, music, opera, cancan dance ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france
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Life Is Life (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic
Story: Pedantic policeman Frantisek (Ondrej Vetchý) wants to bring up his three daughters with a firm hand. He would like to see the girls coupled with capable and successful men, but instead they have the talent to find the opposite. Moreover, one of ...
Style: parody, humorous, light, unusual plot structure, feel good ...
Plot: family, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, domineering father, teenage girl, wedding, secret agents, relationships, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: prague
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Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Corporal Evan Albright joined the elite Marine Corps Security Guards to save the world and see some action-not necessarily in that order. But his first assignment, protecting a U. S. Embassy in a seemingly safe Middle Eastern capitol, relegates his ...
Plot: marines, marine, rescue team, sniper, terrorist, american soldier, gunfight, suicide bomber, fistfight, war, u.s. embassy, protest ...
Time: 2010s
Place: middle east
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The Sandman (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: One fine morning, Benno finds sand in his bed. While he tries to ignore this at first, he soon must realize that he himself is loosing the sand.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, chase, employer employee relationship, musician, public, reality, pretense, staircase, weirdo, mirror, piano ...
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Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Chile
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A powerful Chilean gangster uses everything in his power to stop the woman that wants to kill him, a sexy mercenary known as "the machine gun woman". The staggering sum of cash he offers for her head sets in motion an army of hitmen. And ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: female assassin, hitman, gunfight, assassination, criminal heroes, crimes, bounty hunter, gangsters, dj, gun store, woman with a gun, tango ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: santiago chile, chile
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Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, on the road, family life, couples, family in crisis, eccentric family, human nature, dysfunctional family, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil
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What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Musical, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.
Style: tense, scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hollywood, psychopath, mind game, dance school, school, murder, family relations, filmmaking, amateur detective, serial killer, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california, usa
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Bulgarian Lovers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A straight-laced Spanish man falls in love with a young foreigner.
Style: semi serious, sexy, humorous, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: gay, wedding, infidelity, gay lead character, love affair, dangerous attraction, immigrants, money, love triangle, sex, wedding ceremony, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, spain, europe, cuba, paris france ...
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Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: gay asian, gay, romance, friendship, alienation, couple relations, lifestyle, love and romance, prostitute, gender, longing, disorder ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1997
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina ...
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Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: sexy, witty, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, desire for fame, prison, jazz, rivalry, court, execution, satire, showbiz, rising to stardom, jail, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: italian army, resistance fighter, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, world war two, wartime life, impossible love, fall in love, social relations, island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy ...
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Big Bad Love (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Leon Barlow is struggling as a writer, and his personal life isn't much better. His unsympathetic ex-wife Marilyn doesn't approve of his visits with his two children, and he has problems with alcohol. Yet even when Leon ...
Style: serious, surreal, rough, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: tragic hero, unsupportive spouse, family problems, breakup, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, writer's life, estrangement, couples, family in crisis, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, asia, vietnam
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