10 best movies like Honey (2003)

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Honey 2003
Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep kids off the streets. Honey thinks she's hit the jackpot when she meets a hotshot director (David Moscow) who casts her in one of his music videos. But, when he starts demanding sexual favors from her, Honey makes a decision that will change her life.

List of the best movies like Honey (2003): Coyote Ugly, Save the Last Dance 2, Shall We Dance?, Body Language, Step Up All In, Take the Lead, I'm Still Here, Let's Dance, Burlesque, Fame.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Take the Lead (2006)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulane.

I'm Still Here (2010)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip-hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.

Let's Dance (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, family, music
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:44

After his crew breaks up, a gifted but insecure hip-hop dancer teaches at a top ballet school in Paris, where he falls for an aspiring ballerina.

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

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.

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Joyful Noise (2012)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.

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.

The Last Dragon (1985)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, comedy, drama, music, sport
CountryUSA

A young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way he must fight an evil martial arts expert and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.

Staying Alive (1983)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.

Make It Happen (2008)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.

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.

Vox Lux (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, Celeste is a mother to a teenage daughter of her own and is struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.

Bodied (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.

Krush Groove (1985)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Russell Walker is a young, successful manager of rap performers, handling acts for the Krush Groove label, including Run-DMC and The Fat Boys. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell needs more money to press more copies, he borrows it from a street hustler and soon regrets his decision.

Begin Again (2013)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.

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.

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.

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.

Spike Island (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom

Teenage musicians travel to England's Spike Island in the hope of attending an outdoor performance by their favorite band, the Stone Roses.

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.

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.

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.

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.

Holiday Inn (1942)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.

The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

Desperate for a breakthrough as she nears the big 4-0, struggling New York City playwright Radha finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper.




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