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20 best movies like Holiday Inn (1942)

List of the best movies like Holiday Inn (1942): Alexander's Ragtime Band, La La Land, Walking on Sunshine, A Prairie Home Companion, It's Always Fair Weather, A Star Is Born, The Best Man Holiday, Roberta, An American in Paris, Brown Sugar.

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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: 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: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Italy
Duration01:33
PlotWedding, Love triangle, Holidays
PlaceVillage, Italy
TimeSummer
StyleRomantic, To cry

Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf, and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life...

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: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersGangsters, Artists, Friends, Womanizers
PlotLove, Dancing, Boxing, Fight, Money
PlaceUSA, New York
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

Three World War II buddies promise to meet at a specified place and time 10 years after the war. They keep their word only to discover how far apart they've grown. But the reunion sparks memories of youthful dreams that haven't been fulfilled -- and slowly, the three men reevaluate their lives and try to find a way to renew their friendship.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersDogs, Gay, Musicians, Alcoholics, Singers
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Motorcycles, Drug addict
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleInteresting, Romantic, Unexpected ending, Cute, Soulful

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotDancing, Soccer, Friendship, Cancer
PlaceSchool, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFriends, Artists
PlotDancing
PlaceParis, France
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Touching

Football player John Kent tags along as Huck Haines and the Wabash Indianians travel to an engagement in Paris, only to lose it immediately. John and company visit his aunt, owner of a posh fashion house run by her assistant, Stephanie. There they meet the singer Scharwenka (alias Huck's old friend Lizzie), who gets the band a job. Meanwhile, Madame Roberta passes away and leaves the business to John and he goes into partnership with Stephanie.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersArtists, Pianists, Artists
PlotFriendship, Ballet, Love triangle
PlaceParis, France
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

Jerry Mulligan is an exuberant American expatriate in Paris trying to make a reputation as a painter. His friend Adam is a struggling concert pianist who's a long time associate of a famous French singer, Henri Baurel. A lonely society woman, Milo Roberts, takes Jerry under her wing and supports him, but is interested in more than his art.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersFriends
PlotPassion, Wedding, Music, Friendship, Breakup
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, Smart, Touching

Sidney is a writer who's just left her L.A. Times music review gig to edit New York hip-hop magazine XXL. Dre is an executive with a hip-hop record company based in New York. They've known each other since they met as children, when both discovered hip-hop for the first time. Now that they're back together, they should be perfect for each other, except that Dre's about to marry lawyer Reese and Sidney claims not to be interested in Dre romantically. Meanwhile, Dre is growing increasingly restless with his company's focus on profit over artistry, which leads to signing the gimmicky duo Ren and Ten while ignoring the talented Chris

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeachers, Artists
PlotDancing, Wedding, Love triangle
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

Lucky is tricked into missing his own wedding again and has to make $25,000 so her father allows him to marry Margaret. He and business partner Pop go to New York where they run into dancing instructor Penny. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricky Romero.

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: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersFriends, Artists
PlotFriendship
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Love triangle
PlaceUSA, Night Clubs, New York
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Fascinating

A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersFriends
PlotWedding, Friendship
PlaceWild West, Mountains, USA
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Exciting, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

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
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Love triangle, Mystery, Funeral
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Inspirational, Touching

Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz doesn't seem to care. Once Gray breaks through Fritz's defenses, however, she finally sees why her fiancé thought so highly of him. As they spend more time together, Gray learns that her chances for love have not died out with her fiancé. But when some surprise guests show up on their doorstep, it'll take the love of all of her new friends to help Gray learn that life may be messy, but love is messier.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Friends, Artists
PlotFriendship, Love triangle
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

Developed from a radio program which began in 1941, hyperactive teenager Judy challenges and is challeged by her overly proper parents, pest of a brother Randolph and boyfriend Oogie.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersDogs, Horses, Teachers, Cowboys, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship, Death, Ghosts
PlaceRussia, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
PlotDancing, Relationship, Date
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTo cry, Touching

Writer-director Randall Miller's heart-achingly sweet drama centers on the unsatisfying personal life of protagonist Frank Keane, a sensitive baker who remains deeply despondent over his late wife's untimely death. When Frank helps a stranger who's sidelined by a fatal accident on his way to a fateful reunion, he decides to show up for the rendezvous in the man's place. In the process, he finds hope and redemption.

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: 6.1
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: 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: 6.4
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: 6.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Friendship, Earthquake
PlaceTrains, Parallel worlds, USA, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fancy, Touching

When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call-an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges.

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: 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: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Partners, Singers
PlotTravel
PlaceHotels
StyleTo cry, Smart, Touching

Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a blow-out sing-off.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersOrphans
PlotLove, Dancing, Superpowers, Supernatural, Love triangle
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Touching

Under hypnosis while trying to quit smoking, Daisy Gamble revisits past lives and different personalities.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersBallerinas, Artists
PlotDancing, Ballet, Love triangle, Scandals
PlaceShips
StyleRomantic, Touching

Ballet star Petrov arranges to cross the Atlantic aboard the same ship as the dancer and musical star he's fallen for but barely knows. By the time the ocean liner reaches New York, a little white lie has churned through the rumour mill and turned into a hot gossip item—that the two celebrities are secretly married.





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