10 best movies like Fame (1980)

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Fame 1980
A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts

List of the best movies like Fame (1980): Honey: Rise Up and Dance, Flashdance, Fame, Step Up All In, Rhapsody in Blue, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Footloose, Save the Last Dance 2, On the Beat, Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming.

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Honey: Rise Up and Dance (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA

Street dancer Skyler comes out of the shadow of her trained dancer sister, Tosha, & joins a dance competition with the Honey dance studio; the prize is a college scholarship.

Flashdance (1983)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

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 with an Oscar winning song.

Fame (2009)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Step Up All In (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

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.

Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15

Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.

Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Classical violinist, Roger Grant disappoints his family and teacher when he organizes a jazz band, but he and the band become successful. Roger falls in love with the band's singer, Stella, but his reluctance to lose her leads him to thwart her efforts to become a solo star. When the World War separates them in 1917, Stella marries Roger's best friend and, when Roger returns home after the war, an important concert at Carnegie Hall brings the corners of the romantic triangle together.

Footloose (1984)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

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.

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.

On the Beat (2011)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryCanada
Duration01:40

This is the story Delphine Lamarre, a young woman trying to focus on the way to dance rather than focused on her university studies. It will pass through trials and consequences facing choices.

Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

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.

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High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something they'll remember forever. Together with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical reflecting their hopes and fears about the future and their unforgettable experiences growing up together. But with graduation approaching and college plans in question, what will become of the dreams, romances, and friendships of East High's senior Wildcats?

Crossroads (1986)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.

Nowhere Boy (2009)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:38

The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood

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.

De-Lovely (2004)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, musical, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05

From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, inspiring some of the greatest sons of the twentieth century.

CBGB (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

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.

Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag. But theatre's a dog-eat-dog world. Fortunately, Sharpay also meets Peyton, a handsome student filmmaker who finds Sharpay nearly as fascinating as she finds herself.

The Get Down (2016)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:31

In 1977 New York City, the talented and soulful youth of the South Bronx chase dreams and breakneck beats to transform music history.

Hairspray (1988)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

'Pleasantly Plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.

Burlesque (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

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

Bravetown (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, music
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:21

After an accidental drug overdose, a talented teenage DJ goes to live with his estranged father in a small Army town, where he gets to the bottom of his own pain and learns empathy for others.

The Glenn Miller Story (1953)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

A vibrant tribute to one of America's legendary bandleaders, charting Glenn Miller's rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and wealth in the early 1940s.

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

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

The Company (2003)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:52

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

Coyote Ugly (2000)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. The "Coyotes" as they are affectionately called tantalize customers and the media alike with their outrageous antics, making Coyote Ugly the watering hole for guys on the prowl.

Love Never Dies (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:01

Set 10 years later, the Phantom has escaped from Paris to New York where he lives amongst the joyrides and freak shows of Coney Island. He has finally found a place for his music to soar, all that is missing is his love Christine Daaé. In a bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband Raoul, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan, to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island... they have no idea what lies in store for them... You truly haven’t experienced Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies until you see this spectacular new Australian production, filmed at Melbourne’s iconic Regent Theatre.

Footloose (2011)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

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.

Dance with Me (1998)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

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.

Marina (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryBelgium, Italy

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.

Shall We Dance? (2004)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

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




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