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20 best movies like Footloose (2011)


List of the best movies like Footloose (2011): Footloose, Middle of Nowhere, Cool as Ice, School Dance, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Save the Last Dance 2, Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming, Sing Street, God Save the King, High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

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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: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotFriendship, Uprising
PlaceSmall cities
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry

The film follows Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother blows her college fund on her younger sister's beauty pageant campaign.

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: 4.5
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop

High schooler Jason has found his dream girl—the gorgeous Anastacia. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t know he exists. If he can win a spot on the school’s hottest dance crew, Jason might have a shot. But before he does, he’ll have to overcome his battle-ax of a mother, survive Anastacia’s gangsta brother, and pass the crew’s initiation—in this fresh, sexy, and outrageously funny comedy.

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: 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: 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: 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: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountrySweden
CharactersTeens, Punks, Friends, Losers
PlotMusic, Friendship
PlaceSweden, Small cities
StyleTo cry

A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist.

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: 6.4
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: 6.2
Genredrama, music
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:21
CharactersTeens, DJs
PlotLove, Dancing, Music, Fate, Freedom
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

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.

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: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Hip Hop
PlaceUSA
StyleHeavy, Touching, Serious

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Radio, Freedom, Uprising
StyleFascinating, Fancy, Gloomy, Serious

Mark Hunter is an intelligent but shy teenager who has just moved to suburban Arizona from New York. Unbeknownst to his parents and peers, at 10pm each school night Mark takes to the shortwave radio in his basement and transforms into pirate DJ "Hard Harry". Mark's show, at once thoughtful and profane, becomes an underground hit with students at his high school, inspiring the wrath of his principal and the Federal Communications Commission [FCC].

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
PlotMusic, Hip Hop, Rivalry, Music group
StyleExciting

A girl from New York attends a college in Atlanta to join their once-famous marching band.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryNorway
CharactersTeens, Orphans, Parents
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A strong, human tale about a boy growing up with an alcoholic father, but also an energetic story about teenage lust, pain and passion – about liberation and redemption.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship, Hip Hop, Rivalry
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

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.

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: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceSmall cities
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Cute, Soulful, Atmospheric, Touching

Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into trouble which forces the other two to become involved, testing their relationship, as well as the friendship between the boys.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersArtists
PlotPassion, Music, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleSoulful, Smart, Touching, Serious

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Rivalry, Music group
PlaceSmall cities
StyleLight

Darrin Hill, a slick-talking but down-on- his-luck NYC advertising exec, returns to his hometown in Georgia to claim the inheritance his aunt left him. But before Darrin can collect the money, he must fulfill his aunt's final wish -- to create a local choir.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens
PlotMusic, Friendship
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting

Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while searching for Norah's drunken friend, Caroline, with help from Nick's band mates. As the night winds down, the two have to figure out what they want from each other.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Gay, Students, Journalists, Friends
PlotDancing, American Football, Uprising
PlaceParty

Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, outcasts, and nerds. Soon the power of the press is in Eddie's hands... but will he use it wisely?

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotLove, Cancer, True love
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.

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: 6.4
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: 6.5
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Musicians, Guitarists, Managers
PlotMusic, Uprising, Music group
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success.





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