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20 best movies like Save the Last Dance 2 (2006)

List of the best movies like Save the Last Dance 2 (2006): Step Up All In, Flashdance, Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming, Glitter, Dance with Me, Honey: Rise Up and Dance, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Body Language, Footloose, Make Your Move.

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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
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: 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: 2.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersCinderella, Friends, Artists
PlotMusic
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, To cry, Touching, Serious

A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.

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
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: 6.9
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: 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: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop, Uprising
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration01:47
PlotDancing, Passion, Fight, Music, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Fascinating, Serious

A pair of star-crossed dancers in New York find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
PlotDancing, Passion, Music, Friendship
PlaceNight Clubs, New York
StyleExciting

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.

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: 4.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersArtists
PlotDancing, Music, Love triangle, Jealousy
PlaceNight Clubs, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleSerious

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.

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: 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: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
PlotMusic
PlaceChicago, USA
StyleTo cry, Serious

A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized sound, and is the original film musical.

Markimdb: 5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceFrance, USA
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

A down-on-his-luck coach is hired to prepare a team of the best American dancers for an international tournament that attracts all the best crews from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersMusicians, Rappers, Poor, Singers
PlotMusic, Weapon, Success
PlaceMexico, USA
StyleTo cry, Serious

Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be?

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: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersDogs
PlotMusic
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersJews, Friends, Artists
PlaceNew York, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersDogs, Blonde girls, Punks, Friends
PlotOn real events, Music
PlaceKitchen, USA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersTeens, Gay, Artists
PlotLove, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceMetro, USA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful revues celebrating self-determined sexuality and creative otherness, and the two female club owners both adore him. He soon becomes a part of their self-selected family, and begins to bond with introverted Luka. But Maurice turns his back on Luka’s growing affection. Running away from his true emotions he drifts aimlessly through the city. He tries to find his feet at a boxing club, where he meets Charlie. Unable to withstand the pressure of his repressed feelings, Maurice unleashes a mounting foment of emotions, pervaded by tenderness and menace.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Italy
Duration01:25
PlotDancing, Passion, Music, Art, Hip Hop
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating, Serious

After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersLosers
PlotDancing, Music
StyleFancy

'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.

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: 5.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Friends, Orphans
PlotMusic, Uprising
PlaceSchool, Texas
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersPoor
PlotFamily life
PlaceSchool, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Touching, Serious

In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy's scandalous succession of "husbands"; the removal of the one tree visible from their tenement; and young Francie's desire to transfer to a better school...if irresponsible Papa can get his act together.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
PlotMusic, Rivalry, Music group
PlaceUSA, Small cities

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
CharactersCinderella, Millionaires, Artists
PlotMusic
PlaceUSA, Casino, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating

Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father; vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes.





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