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List of the best movies like Make It Happen (2008): On the Beat, Honey: Rise Up and Dance, How She Move, Spare Parts, Step Up All In, Body Language, Beats, Not Fade Away, Superstar, Flashdance.

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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: 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: 3.5
Genredrama
CountryCanada, USA, France
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship, Hip Hop
StyleExciting, Touching, Serious

After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle with her. They become enemies then friends later on. Her uptight mom pushes her to pass the test to get into Medical school, but she thinks she failed....

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersTeens, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

With the help of their high school's newest teacher, four Hispanic students form a robotics club. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on a national robotics contest. With $800 and parts scavenged from old cars, they build a robot and compete against reigning champion MIT. Along the way, the students learn not only how to build a robot but something far more important: how to forge bonds that will last a lifetime.

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: 4.2
Genredrama, music
CountryNetherlands
Duration01:38
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersDJs, Partners
PlotMusic, Friendship, Hip Hop, Rivalry
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

An agoraphobic hip-hop prodigy and a disgraced former music manager cross paths in Chicago’s South Side and help each other face demons of their pasts.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersFriends
PlotMusic, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleInspirational

Orphan Mary Katherine Gallagher, an ugly duckling at St. Monica High School, has a dream: to be kissed soulfully. She decides she can realize this dream if she becomes a superstar, so her prayers, her fantasies, and her conversations with her only friend focus on achieving super-stardom.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersDogs, Cinderella, Teachers
PlotDancing, Music, Ballet, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersFamily
PlotSports, Soccer, Adventure, Fight, Relationship
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

The dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.

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: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeens, Friends, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Soccer, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceHotels, Sweden
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Serious

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryAustralia, France, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersAngels, Friends, Pianists, Orphans, Chickens
PlotBoxing, Friendship, Political, Rivalry
PlaceAfrica
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. As he grows to manhood, PK uses these words to take on the system and the injustices he sees around him - and finds that one person really can make a difference.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Family, Trainers
PlotAmerican Football, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceRugby, USA, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Fascinating

A former high-school football star loses his shot at a college scholarship due to a devastating gridiron injury, but gets a second chance at living his dream.

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: 5.1
Genredrama, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens
PlotMusic, Friendship, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Then she gets the chance to attend an art and music school on the East coast and her future suddenly looks bright. But the road to stardom is a bumpy one.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotDancing, Music
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry

An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleInspirational, Touching, Serious

Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood decides that wrestling boys is the only way back to her estranged father.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceSmall cities
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.

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: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGreece, France, Belgium
CharactersGay, Losers
PlotDancing, Weapon
PlaceGreece
StyleLight, Inspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Strangers in their own birthplace, a camp 16-year-old, lollipop-sucking Dany and his 18-year-old brother Odysseus cross the entire country (along with pet rabbit Dido ) in search of their Greek father, who they only know as “The Nameless”, after the death of their Albanian mother. They hope to get Greek passports and citizenship but on the journey they encounter racism and prejudice.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersCats, Singers
PlotMusic, Success, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Losers, Orphans
PlotFriendship
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends him on a headfirst plunge into breakneck speech competitions and offers a much-needed boost toward correcting the problem.

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: 6.6
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Passion, Music, Hip Hop
PlaceNew York
StyleInspirational, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersMusicians, Family, Students, Celebrities, Singers
PlotDancing, Soccer, Music, Friendship, Mental disorders
PlaceAircraft, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, family, music
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:44
CharactersBallerinas
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Ballet, Hip Hop
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, Inspirational, Soulful

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.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersFriends
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship, Hip Hop, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Serious

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.

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.





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