10 best movies like Center Stage (2000)

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Center Stage 2000
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.

List of the best movies like Center Stage (2000): Music of the Heart, Selena, The Mambo Kings, Chico & Rita, La Bamba, Spike Island, Bizarre, Not Fade Away, Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, 4 Minute Mile.

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Music of the Heart (1999)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.

Selena (1997)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

The Mambo Kings (1992)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, music
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:44

The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.

Chico & Rita (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, crime, music
CountrySpain, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:34

Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

La Bamba (1987)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.

Spike Island (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom

Teenage musicians travel to England's Spike Island in the hope of attending an outdoor performance by their favorite band, the Stone Roses.

Bizarre (2015)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, USA

Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful revues celebrating self-determined sexuality and creative otherness, and the two female club owners both adore him. He soon becomes a part of their self-selected family, and begins to bond with introverted Luka. But Maurice turns his back on Luka’s growing affection. Running away from his true emotions he drifts aimlessly through the city. He tries to find his feet at a boxing club, where he meets Charlie. Unable to withstand the pressure of his repressed feelings, Maurice unleashes a mounting foment of emotions, pervaded by tenderness and menace.

Not Fade Away (2012)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.

4 Minute Mile (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA

A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.

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The Mighty Celt (2005)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom

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 greyhound, The Mighty Celt, wins three races in a row, Good Joe has promised him full ownership.

The Red Shoes (1948)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:13

In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Hilary and Jackie (1998)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:01

The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.

Pariah (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, family, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.

Lifted (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

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 Afghanistan.

Beats (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

An agoraphobic hip-hop prodigy and a disgraced former music manager cross paths in Chicago’s South Side and help each other face demons of their pasts.

Glitter (2001)
Markimdb: 2.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA

A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.

The Hammer (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.

Interiors (1978)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, all bets are off when an ebullient stranger enters the picture.

Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of students inspired through his teaching, Holland must redefine his life's purpose.

Dance Academy: The Movie (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, family, music
CountryAustralia, Germany
Duration01:45

This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.

Gracie (2007)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly practices, she is discouraged by everyone except her elder brother, Johnny. Her father does not believe that girls should play soccer and tells her that she is neither tough enough nor talented enough to play with the boys team. Undeterred, Gracie finds reserves of strength she never knew existed, and persists in changing everyone's beliefs in what she is capable of, including her own. She faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer. But as the beautiful and strong person that she has always been but she also brings her family together in the face of their own tragedy.

A Chorus Line (1985)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach. After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie, who once had a tempestuous romantic relationship with Zach. She is desperate enough for work to humble herself and audition for him; whether he's willing to let professionalism overcome his personal feelings about their past remains to be seen.

Save the Last Dance 2 (2006)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. She has ballet classes with the rigid and famous Monique Delacroix that she idolizes - Monique requires full commitment, discipline and hard work from her students. When Miles, who is a composer, invites Sara to help him compose the music for the dance choreography Sara's passion for hip-hop is sparked and she also falls in love with Miles. When she is assigned to perform Giselle in an important event, she feels divided between the technique of the ballet and the creative work offered by Miles.

A Star Is Born (1976)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

Drunken, has-been rock star John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman, after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, while John's continues to fall. She tries desperately to get John to sober up and focus on his music, but it may be too late to save him.

Make Your Move (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration01:47

A pair of star-crossed dancers in New York find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs.

The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:02

A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.

From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:31

A group of Yokohama students fight to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball during preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. While working there, Umi and Shun gradually become attracted to each other but have to face a sudden trial. Even so, they keep going without fleeing the difficulties of reality.

Mud (2013)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:11

Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.




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