10 best movies like Flashdance (1983)

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Flashdance 1983
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.
List of the best movies like Flashdance (1983): Save the Last Dance 2, Step Up All In, Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming, The Song, Honey: Rise Up and Dance, The Company, Shall We Dance?, Glitter, Dance Academy: The Movie, Dance with Me.

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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.

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.

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.

The Song (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Center Stage: On Pointe (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA

In Center Stage: On Pointe, Jonathan Reeves (Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy, and enlists his his top choreographers Charlie (Radetsky), Cooper (Stiefel) and Tommy (Wormald) to recruit dancers to compete at a camp where the winners will be selected to join the Academy. Bella Parker (Muñoz), who has always lived in the shadow of her hugely successful sister Kate, finally gets her chance to step into the limelight as one of the dancers recruited for the camp. Chloe Lukasiak plays Gwen, a talented dance prodigy who competes at the camp. - Denise Petski

Paris 36 (2008)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryFrance, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration01:56

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.

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

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.

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.

Battle of the Year (2013)
Markimdb: 5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

A down-on-his-luck coach is hired to prepare a team of the best American dancers for an international tournament that attracts all the best crews from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years.

The Jazz Singer (1927)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

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.

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.

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

The Competition (1980)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her teacher, Greta, or will she condemn Paul to obscurity?

Beyond the Lights (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be?

StreetDance 2 (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:25

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

Isadora (1968)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom
Duration02:11

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.

The Jazz Singer (1980)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

Jess Robin dreams of a career in popular music, but his father, Cantor Rabinovitch, forbids it, insisting Jess live as a traditional Jew and inherit his position at the synagogue. With the help of friend and professional musician Bubba, Jess gets a chance to go to Los Angeles and have famous singer Keith Lennox record one of his songs. Defying both his father and his wife, Jess leaves New York to pursue his dreams.

One Chance (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43

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.

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.

Body Language (2011)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genredrama, music
CountryNetherlands
Duration01:38

An hour before the five best Dutch dance crews fly to a contest in New York, the subsidized trip is cancelled. Five dancers from totally different crews don't want to give up their free plane ticket and go anyway. In New York they realize what they've done. They have no money, no plan and no crew. But... They came to dance so there is only one thing to do. Together they form a new crew and do everything they can to enter the contest they came for. In the mean time... they have to survive two weeks in New York without any cash. Written by Tijs van Marle

A Star Is Born (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer — until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Prefontaine (1997)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a running rebel who defied rules, pushed limits ... and smashed records ...

Beat the World (2011)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Three dance crews – one Latin American, one European and one Canadian – prepare to battle at the International Beat the World competition in Detroit. Along the way, they struggle with gambling debt, bad break-ups and their own egos. In the final showdown to become world champions they find that their lifelong hopes, dreams and even lives, are at stake.




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