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20 best movies like Ema (2019)

List of the best movies like Ema (2019): Sing Street, The Red Shoes, Dance Academy: The Movie, Violeta Went to Heaven, Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming, Save the Last Dance 2, Shout, Isadora, Dance with Me, The Company.

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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: 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: 6.9
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: 7.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryChile, Argentina, Brazil
CharactersArtists
PlotMusic, Snow
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Touching, Serious

A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.

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: 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: 5.3
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: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom
Duration02:11
CharactersHorses
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Ballet, Uprising
PlaceSea, School, Party
StyleFascinating, Serious

A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.

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: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersStudents, Ballerinas, Artists
PlotLove, Dancing, Music, Ballet
PlaceChicago
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Smart, Serious

Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Artists
PlotOn real events, Music
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster's romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperilled by the demands of life on the road.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryFrance, Japan, Luxembourg
Duration02:00
PlotMusic, Ballet, Love triangle, Art
PlaceParis, France
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants to democratize women's fashion; he wants to redefine musical taste. Coco attends the scandalous first performance of The Rite in a chic white dress. The music and ballet are criticized as too modern, too foreign. Coco is moved but Igor is inconsolable.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersMusicians
PlotMusic, Loneliness
StyleRomantic, Soulful, By books, Gloomy, Touching

Legendary trumpeter Art Hazzard teaches young Rick Martin everything he knows about playing, so Rick becomes a star musician, but a troubled marriage and the desire to play pure jazz instead of commercial swing songs cause him problems.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotDancing, Music
PlaceBeach
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

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 dance with Javier, she learns the meanings of love, sensuality and independence.

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: 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: 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: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Artists, Singers
PlotDancing, Passion, Music
PlaceNight Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleSerious

The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue

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: 6.6
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: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration01:57
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Womanizers
PlotPassion, Music, Success
PlaceItaly
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Italy
Duration01:25
PlotDancing, Passion, Music, Art, Hip Hop
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating, Serious

After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Music, Money
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, For girls, Touching, Sad ones, Good music

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersFriends, Artists
PlotMusic
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
PlotMusic
PlaceChicago, USA
StyleTo cry, Serious

A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized sound, and is the original film musical.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersDogs, Blonde girls, Punks, Friends
PlotOn real events, Music
PlaceKitchen, USA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

CBGB looks at New York's dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) in 1973 which launched thousands of bands.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, music
CountryIndia
CharactersGangsters, Tough guys
PlotDancing, Martial Arts, Rivalry, Quarrels
StyleSerious

An expert dancer Munna who idolizes the king of pop, reluctantly tutors a gangster until their developing bond gets disrupted by their common romantic interest towards the same woman.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersTeachers, Musicians
PlotTravel, Cars, Music, Money, Friendship
PlaceParty, Casino, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

A washed up Vegas lounge singer, Jack Satin (Hamilton von Watts), has no money, no job, and delusional aspirations of fame. When Jack is forced to leave Vegas, he packs up his old Cadillac and hits the road for Atlantic City. But his car dies in the desert and Jack is left stranded in the small town of Lost Springs. There, Jack meets jazz legend turned mechanic, Doc Bishop (Robert Guillaume), who helps him with his car trouble. Although Jack is far from the stage, he begins to find himself feeling at home in the small town. When he meets local bar owner, Lauren Wells (Melissa Joan Hart), Jack starts to see there is more to life than chasing fame and fortune. Doc encourages Jack to explore his true love of music, while Lauren provides the audience he has always wanted. But as Jack realizes this town has more to offer him than the bright lights of the big city, his Vegas past catches up with him -- what unfolds is comedy at the crossroads of life.





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