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20 best movies like Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

List of the best movies like Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004): Dance with Me, The Last Song, Footloose, Shout, Permanent Record, La Bamba, Una Noche, Footloose, Step Up All In, Save the Last Dance 2.

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Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship
PlaceTexas, USA
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, To cry, Touching

Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World Open Dance championship in Las Vegas. It soon becomes clear Rafael is a very good dancer, and Ruby is the biggest hope for the studio at the championship.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Pianists
PlotLove, Vacation
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotDancing, Music, Uprising
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

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 after discovering he's living in a place where music and dancing are illegal.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Friends, Orphans
PlotMusic, Uprising
PlaceSchool, Texas
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Friends, Losers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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 everyone, especially his best friend and band-mate, Chris, with a lot of questions.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Cinderella, Musicians
PlotOn real events, Music, Death
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Teens, Gay, Thieves, Twins
PlotDancing, Friendship
PlaceOcean
StyleTouching, Serious

In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop, Uprising
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Serious

Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel in the process.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35
PlotDancing, Passion, Music, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersCinderella, Artists
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryNetherlands
CharactersLesbians, Musicians, Losers
PlotLove, Passion
PlaceParty
StyleTo cry, Explicit scenes, Touching, Serious

19-year old Belle practices playing the violin diligently, but is unable to impart her music with a sensitive undertone. Her life changes when she discovers that sexual desire stimulates passion in her music.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFamily, Friends, Teachers
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Jealousy
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Smart, Touching

Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove triangle
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Three lives of three young people intersect over the course of one summer. A rich student and a young working-class man accidentally destroy a diner when their impromptu road race takes a disastrous turn. Ordered by a judge to spend the summer repairing the building, they find themselves becoming rivals for the affections of the owner's daughter.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Disabled people, Guitarists, Stars
PlotLove, Wedding
StyleFor girls, To cry, For single girls, Touching

The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Actors
PlaceTexas, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Gloomy, Touching

A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceCollege
StyleFascinating, Serious

Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersBallerinas, Artists
PlotDancing, Music, Obsession, Ballet, Success
PlaceLondon
StyleRomantic, To cry, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryFrance, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration01:56
CharactersDogs, Artists
PlotLove, Dancing, Music
PlaceFrance
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

A star is born in a time of both celebration and instability in this historical drama with music from director Christophe Barratier. In the spring of 1936, Paris is in a state of uncertainty; while the rise of the Third Reich in Germany worries many, a leftist union-oriented candidate, Léon Blum, has been voted into power, and organized labor is feeling its new power by standing up to management.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryBelgium, Italy
CharactersMusicians
PlotOn real events, First love
PlaceItaly
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.

Markimdb: 2.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Horses, Bikers
PlotDancing, Music, Motorcycles, Investigation, Hip Hop
PlaceParty, Small cities

Johnny, a freewheeling, motorcycle-riding musician, rolls into a small town with his band, and meets Kathy, an honor student who catches his eye. Meanwhile, Kathy's father, after being in the Witness Protection Program, is finally found by the two corrupt cops he escaped from years ago, who claim he owes them a lot of money.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersDogs
PlotMusic
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Serious

The film follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is love-struck by the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose (Ali Faulkner), and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit. Thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation in the form of fellow performer Shelby Bale (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas), Jed’s life and marriage begin to fall apart.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersMusicians, Journalists, Alcoholics, Singers, Stars
PlotMusic, Loneliness
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an existence playing in the shadow of Tommy, the upstart kid he once mentored?

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Family, Pupils
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Music, Motorcycles
PlaceSchool, Trains, England, Ireland, Metro
StyleTouching, Serious

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersMusicians, Hippies, Friends, Pianists
PlaceLaboratory
StyleMakes me think, Touching, Serious

The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been on the run with the authorities never far behind.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens
PlotMusic, Friendship, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Then she gets the chance to attend an art and music school on the East coast and her future suddenly looks bright. But the road to stardom is a bumpy one.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Jews, Lawyers, Sisters
PlotDancing, Wedding, Friendship, Baseball, Computers
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Beach, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersLesbians, Teachers, Musicians, Sisters, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Dancing, Music, Obsession, Breakup
PlaceAircraft, Trains, England, Beach, Hospitals
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Fascinating, Makes me think

Annie is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its discovery leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, family, music
CountryAustralia, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship, Ballet, Competitions
PlaceSchool, Party, Australia
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 2.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersCinderella, Friends, Artists
PlotMusic
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, To cry, Touching, Serious

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





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