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20 best movies like Fame (2009)


List of the best movies like Fame (2009): Rock of Ages, Annie, La La Land, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Hairspray, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, Coyote Ugly, Hairspray, Lemonade Mouth, On the Beat.

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Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Friends, Rockers, Waiters
PlotMusic
PlaceNight Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleLight, To cry

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersFamily, Friends, Billionaires, Orphans, Foster children
PlotDancing, Music, Chase, Hip Hop, Adoption
PlaceHelicopters, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Touching

Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel, but the plucky youngster's confidence and sunny outlook may mean that Annie will save Will instead.

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: 4.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotDancing, Basketball, Music, Friendship
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry

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?

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersLosers
PlotDancing, Music
StyleFancy

'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.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersDogs, Losers
PlotRivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
PlotDancing, Passion, Music, Friendship
PlaceNight Clubs, New York
StyleExciting

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:57
CharactersTeens
PlotDancing, Friendship, Jealousy, Bulimia, Rivalry
StyleExciting

Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Music group
StyleLight

The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school elite.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryCanada
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Students
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Relationship, Music
PlaceAustralia, Canada
StyleTo cry, Cute, Inspirational, Fascinating

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.

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: 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: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens
PlotTravel, Mental disorders, Depression
PlaceCollege, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental institution. Matt springs her out, and together the young lovers head on a road trip. They believe their love can "cure" Casey's problems. Matt starts to wonder, though, if are they inspired or misguided.

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: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeachers, Family, Brothers, Trainers, Hunters
PlotLove, Adventure, Hockey, Computer games, Mental disorders
PlaceUSSR, California
StyleExciting, To cry, Touching

Corey refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl, who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the national video game championships in California.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, New York

Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man discovers a hidden passion for jump roping

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens
PlotTime travel, Fate
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

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: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersCinderella, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Success
PlaceEngland, Venice
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryTaiwan, USA
Duration04:38
CharactersGay, Family, Parents
PlotDancing, Wedding, Music, Life, Love triangle
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Touching

A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents arrive in New York for the wedding.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends
PlotAmerican Football, Friendship, First love, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Touching

A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersGay, Snake, Jews, Writers, Photographers
PlotLove, Dancing, Depression, Computers, Divorce
PlaceShips, Party, USA
StyleRomantic, To cry

In New York, a struggling actress and a successful writer sing about their failed marriage from two perspectives.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, military
CountryWest Germany, USA
Duration02:01
CharactersHippies, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship, Uprising
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Makes me think

"Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. Claude heads to New York upon receiving his draft notice, leaving the family ranch in Oklahoma. He arrives in New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture before reporting in for boot camp.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship, KGB, Freedom
PlaceRussia, New York
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in love with the Italian immigrant from behind the perfume counter. We follow his life as he works his way through the American dream and tries to find work as a musician.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersArtists
PlotDancing, Music, Love triangle, Music group
PlaceUSA, New York
TimeWorld War I
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating

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.

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: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western, music
CountryUSA
CharactersAngels, Cowboys, Musicians, Friends, Artists
PlotMusic, Radio
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Smart, Fancy, Touching

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Models, Friends, Fathers, Terminally ill
PlotPoker, Dreams
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Touching

Sixteen-year-old Dylan is dying of cancer. When a charitable organization offers to grant Dylan his final wish, the teen has a surprising request: to meet supermodel Nikki Sinclair. Much to his mother's dismay, Dylan, with the help of his best friends, goes to New York to fulfill his dream.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils
PlotLove triangle
PlaceSchool, Scotland, Boarding school
StyleAction, To cry, Touching

A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.





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