10 best movies like Saturday Night Fever (1977)

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Saturday Night Fever 1977
John Travolta gives a sensual and intelligent performance as the troubled Tony Manero - Brooklyn paint store clerk by day and undisputed king of the dance floor by night. Every Saturday, Tony puts on his wide collared shirt, flared trousers and platform shoes and heads out to the only place where he's seen as a god rather than just some young punk. But in the darkness, away from the strobe lights and glitter ball, is a tragic story of disillusionment, violence and heartbreak. Without a doubt, Travolta's performance made him a Hollywood legend, but Saturday Night Fever is more than just a movie that defined the music and fashion of a generation. It's a powerful and provocative urban tragedy that carries as much significance today as it did in 1977.
List of the best movies like Saturday Night Fever (1977): Dance with Me, Crossroads, Step Up All In, The Thing Called Love, The Fighting Temptations, CBGB, The Song, Glitter, Sophie's Choice, 54.

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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.

Crossroads (1986)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.

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.

The Thing Called Love (1993)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

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.

The Fighting Temptations (2003)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sophie's Choice (1982)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:37

Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

54 (1998)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not only gets his foot in the door, but lands a coveted job behind the bar – and a front-row seat at the most legendary party on the planet.

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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.

Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress Frankie. While Frankie resists Johnny's charms initially, she eventually relents when her best friend, Tim, persuades her to give Johnny a chance.

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.

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.

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

Frank, a retired Irish seaman, and Walter, a retired Cuban barber, are two lonely old men trapped in the emptiness of their own lives. When they meet in a park Frank is able to start a conversation after several attempts. They begin to spend time together and become friends. But because of their different characters they often quarrel with each other and finally seperate after Frank misbehaves to Walter's friend Elaine.

The Rose (1979)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA

Rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster's romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperilled by the demands of life on the road.

The Mambo Kings (1992)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, music
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:44

The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.

Young Man with a Horn (1950)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

Legendary trumpeter Art Hazzard teaches young Rick Martin everything he knows about playing, so Rick becomes a star musician, but a troubled marriage and the desire to play pure jazz instead of commercial swing songs cause him problems.

Humoresque (1946)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

A classical musician from a working class background is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite.

The Hottest State (2006)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA

A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.

Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.

Johnny Suede (1991)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryLuxembourg, France, USA
Duration01:37

A struggling young musician and devoted fan of Ricky Nelson wants to be just like his idol and become a rock star.

Parting Glances (1986)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Michael and Robert, two gay men living in Brooklyn, spend their last day together before Robert leaves for Africa on work assignment. Michael still has feelings for his friend Nick, who has AIDS.

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

Mr. Jones (1993)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.

Round Midnight (1986)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:13

Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that sparks a final burst of genius.

Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA

In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Elvis (2005)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:45

Biographical miniseries chronicling the rise of American music icon Elvis Presley from his high school years to his international superstardom.

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.

Brown Sugar (2002)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

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




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