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20 best movies like Shall We Dance? (2004)


List of the best movies like Shall We Dance? (2004): The Thing Called Love, Dance with Me, Holiday Inn, Begin Again, The Cheetah Girls: One World, Coyote Ugly, P.S. I Love You, Twice Upon a Yesterday, Ingenious, Dance Academy: The Movie.

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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: 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: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersArtists
PlotDancing, Friendship, Love triangle, Holidays
PlaceGermany, Hotels, USA, Night Clubs
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersMusicians, Friends
PlotRelationship, Music, Breakup
PlaceMetro, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

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

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, music
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersCinderella, Family, Friends
PlotMusic, Life, Friendship, Family life, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, India, Asia
StyleTouching

Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua, are off to India to star in a Bollywood movie. But when there they discover that they will have to compete against each other to get the role in the movie. Will the Cheetah's break up again?

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: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Widows
PlotLove, Travel, Relationship, Friendship, Death
PlaceIreland
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching, Serious

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain, France, United Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:31
CharactersWriters, Psychologists, Friends, Actors
PlotLove, Time travel, Relationship, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceIndia
StyleRomantic, Fancy, Touching

Victor Bukowski is an out-of-work actor with problems. He's got a lousy agent, he has a habit of falling out with directors and he's still in love with his ex-girlfriend. However, Victor is about to embark on an unexpected emotional journey which will make him confront his future and his past mistakes.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Stewardesses, Sisters, Partners
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Friendship
PlaceAircraft
StyleLight, Smart, Fancy, Touching

A rags-to-riches story of two friends, a small-time inventor and a sharky salesman, who hit rock bottom before coming up with a gizmo that becomes a worldwide phenomenon.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, family, music
CountryAustralia, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship, Ballet, Competitions
PlaceSchool, Party, Australia
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersFamily, Neighbors
PlotLove, Dancing, Wedding, Friendship, Chase
PlaceAustralia, New York
TimeGraduation
StyleCute, Fascinating

The continuing adventures of the Portokalos family. A follow-up to the 2002 comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:43
CharactersTeachers, Friends
PlotLove, Wedding, Friendship, Fate
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Brazil
Duration01:26
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Ballet, Living together
PlaceCollege, USA, New York
StyleFancy, Touching

An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Gay, Photographers, Pianists, Singers
PlotLove, Dancing, Wedding, Friendship, Breakup
PlaceMetro, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

A woman on the brink of a marriage proposal is told by a friend that she should date other men before spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Atmospheric, Smart, Touching

In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When Freddie gets a new job as a door-to-door salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie, the gang are forced to make choices that will change their lives for ever.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersPregnant, Friends, Waiters
PlotFriendship, Dreams
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

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: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Family, Pupils
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Music, Motorcycles
PlaceSchool, Trains, England, Ireland, Metro
StyleTouching, Serious

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersFriends
PlotMusic, Friendship, Death, First love, Birthday
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Smart, Touching

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on and these former rock gods they have now sunk deep into obscurity when the idea of a reunion tour is lodged in the head of Tony, former keyboard player of the Fruits. Tony sets out to find his former bandmates with the help of former manager Karen to see if they can recapture the magic and give themselves a second chance.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersFamily, Friends, Brothers, Comedians
PlotLove, On real events, Fate
PlaceHospitals
StyleTo cry, Cute, Vital signs, Touching

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:26
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotFriendship
StyleTo cry, Smart, Touching, Gothic

Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who is her total opposite, a precise and well-ordered menswear store owner of forty-nine who manages limited expectations and protects lonely secrets with pleasant ritual and quiet, ironic reserve. These two total opposites collide in conflict then come together in a surprising alliance, changing each other's lives forever.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship, Wedding, Friendship, Snow
PlaceTrains, Party, Kitchen, USA
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Smart

When a professional couple, who have lived and worked together for many years, finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpected difficulties. They soon find that being married is often quite different from being "best friends."

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship, KGB, Freedom
PlaceRussia, New York
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in love with the Italian immigrant from behind the perfume counter. We follow his life as he works his way through the American dream and tries to find work as a musician.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersDoctors, Friends, Terminally ill, Nurses
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Cancer
PlaceHospitals
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humour is the best medicine and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it means risking his own career.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:30
CharactersHippies, Friends, Sisters, Lovers, Old man
PlotDancing, Money, Friendship, Death, Swimming
PlaceEngland, Hospitals, Cemetery, London, Hotels
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

A lady has her prim and proper life turned upside down after discovering her husband's affair.

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: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersFamily, Friends, Lovers, Pianists, Singers
PlotLove, Dancing, Ballet, Love triangle, Computers
PlaceTrains, Kitchen, USA
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

The separation of a long married couple goes awry when they fall for each other again.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Life, Friendship, Pursuit, Love triangle
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

A working girl from New Jersey looks for love with a fast-lane Manhattan salesman from Queens.

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: 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.





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