10 best movies like The Dancer (2016)

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Movies similar to The Dancer (2016): Cyrano, My Love, Colette, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Sorry to Bother You, Life Itself, Juliet, Naked, Damsel, All I Wish, A Fantastic Woman, Beatriz at Dinner.

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Cyrano, My Love (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrecomedy, drama, history
Duration01:52
CharactersLosers, Writers, Poets
PlotRelationship, Love
PlaceParis, France, Hotels
Time19th century

Paris, France, December 1897. The young playwright Edmond Rostand feels like a failure. Inspiration has abandoned him. Married and father of two children, desperate and penniless, he persuades the great actor Constant Coquelin to perform the main role in his new play. But there is a problem: Coquelin wants to premiere it at Christmas and Edmond has not written a single word.

Colette (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, biography, history
Duration02:37
CharactersGeniuses, Writers, Strong women
PlotMoney
StyleFor girls, Womens in main roles, Inspirational

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western, detective
Duration02:09
CharactersGold miners, Indians, Cowboys, Pianists, Dogs, Horses
PlotBank robbery, Dancing
PlaceWild West, Small cities
StyleNetflix, Fancy, Not for everyone, Short Story

Vignettes weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War. Following the tales of a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woman traveling the West to an uncertain future, and a motley crew of strangers undertaking a carriage ride.

Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersLosers, Horses
PlotSuccess, Money, Dancing, End of the world
PlaceOffice

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.

Life Itself (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
Duration02:28
CharactersDogs
PlotLove, Relationship, Fate, Dancing, Love triangle
PlaceCollege
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, For single girls

As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

Juliet, Naked (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersMusicians, Lesbians
PlotLove, Dancing
PlaceAircraft
StyleLight

Annie is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its discovery leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself.

Damsel (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersHorses, Indians, Wolves
PlotWeapon, Love, Survival, Dancing
PlaceWild West

The Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

All I Wish (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersModels, Dogs, Musicians, Lawyers
PlotAdventure, Love, Dancing, Money
PlaceUSA

A woman struggles to escape the clutches of her overbearing, co-dependent mother, while gradually falling for a sexy, sophisticated attorney.

A Fantastic Woman (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryChile, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration02:36
CharactersPolice, Doctors, Dogs
PlotLove, Death, Dancing
PlaceHospitals

Marina's life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy.

Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersParents, Businessmen, Nurses, Billionaires, Dogs, Lawyers
PlotLove, Jealousy, Relationship, Racing, Money
PlaceParty, Hospitals, USA, Hotels

Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide, and neither will ever be the same.

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My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gay
PlotIntrigue, Love, First love, Money
PlaceItaly
TimeNew Year

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Gauguin : Voyage de Tahiti (2017)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration02:04
CharactersArtists, Horses
PlotCreation, Money
PlaceMountains

Paul Gauguin feels smothered by the atmosphere prevailing in Paris in the year 1891. Around him, everything is so artificial and conventional: he needs authenticity to renew his art. Failing to convince his wife Mette and his five children to follow him to Paradise Lost, he sets out for Tahiti alone. Once there, he chooses to settle down in Mataiera, a village far away from Papeete, installing himself in a native-made hut. He soon starts working passionately, painting and carving in a style close to the primitive art specific to the island. During his two-year stay the artist will experience poverty, cardiac problems and other displeasures but also happiness in the arms of Tehura, a beautiful young native girl.

High Strung (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA, Romania
Duration02:11
PlotDancing

When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a competition that could change their lives forever.

Belgica (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryBelgium, France
Duration02:01
CharactersDogs
PlotDancing, Jealousy, Money

The story of two brothers who, even though they have absolutely nothing in common, open a bar together that quickly becomes a regular hangout for nighthawks. Despite the success, they must soon face up to the difficulties inherent in running a family business. Their brotherhood turns into rivalry, through no fault of their own.

A United Kingdom (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersKings, Horses
PlotLove, Dreams, Dancing, Boxing
PlaceLondon, Aircraft

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

Louise by the Shore (2016)
Genredrama, cartoon
CountryFrance, Canada
CharactersDogs, Friends
PlotLove, Loneliness, Dancing
PlaceFrance, Sea, Trains

On the last day of summer, Louise, an old woman realizes that the last train has departed without her. She finds herself alone in a small seaside resort town, abandoned by everyone. The weather quickly turns for the worse followed by the seasonal tides. Fragile and coquettish, not nearly as well-prepared as a would-be Robinson Crusoe, Louise isn’t likely to make it through the winter. Yet, Louise takes her abandonment as a challenge. She’s going to survive, confronting the elements as well as her memories, which have found the perfect occasion to join in the adventure…

The Odyssey (2016)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryFrance
Duration02:12
CharactersFamily, Scientists, Sharks
PlotAdventure, Travel, Love, Dancing
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ships, Party

Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker

Certain Women (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersLawyers, Family, Dogs, Lesbians, Horses
PlotLove, Test, Dancing
PlaceUSA, Prison, School

The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

On the Milky Road (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountrySerbia, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:16
CharactersSoldier, Dogs, Snake, Cats
PlotLove, War, Survival, Fear, Skirmishes, Dancing
PlaceMountains, Lake

A man, shaken by fate after his wife's death, chooses to be a monk.

The Ornithologist (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryPortugal, France, Brazil
Duration01:50
CharactersGay, Birds, Dogs, Horses
PlotFear, Dancing
PlaceForest

Stranded along a sublime river fjord in northern Portugal, a hunky ornithologist is subjected to a series of brutal and erotic Stations-of-the-Cross-style tests.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryIndia
Duration02:25
CharactersMusicians, Writers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Relationship, Dancing, Cancer
PlaceIndia, London, Aircraft, Mountains

Ayan falls in love with his soulmate, Alizeh, but she doesn’t reciprocate the feeling. Later, a relationship with Saba helps him realize Alizeh’s value in his life, irrespective of their relationship status.

Watermelon Rinds (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 4.8)
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:46
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Death, Rivalry, Money, Dancing
PlaceRussia, Lake
StyleAtmospheric

Three friends decide to spend day in the beach but suddenly tragic memories are starting to affect each one of them.

Saint Amour (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:06
CharactersFathers, Lesbians, Horses, Twins
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Dreams
PlaceFrance, Hotels

Every year, Bruno makes a tour of all the wine stands, without setting foot outside the Show’s premises and without ever finishing his wine trail. This year, his father suggests they finish it together, but a real wine trail, across the French countryside. Accompanied by Mike, a young, quirky taxi driver, they set off in the direction of France’s major wine regions. Together, they are going to discover not only the wine trails, but also the road that leads back to Love.

Mean Dreams (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller
CountryCanada
Duration02:30
CharactersPolice, Dogs, Sheriffs
PlotLove, Dreams, Pursuit, Money
PlaceSea, Canada

When two youngsters meet and fall for each other, they must go on the run from the girl's corrupt father, who is also the sheriff of the town.

Suntan (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, Greece
Duration01:41
CharactersDoctors, Dogs
PlotAdventure, Money, Obsession, Love
PlaceIslands
StyleUnexpected ending

Kostis is a 40-year-old doctor that finds himself in the small island of Antiparos, in order to take over the local clinic. His whole life and routine will turn upside down when he meets an international group of young and beautiful tourists and he falls in love with Anna, a 19-year-old goddess.

Odd Job (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:41
CharactersDogs
PlotDepression, Money, Love, Weapon
PlaceVillage, Small cities, Sea, Beach

An unemployed factory worker takes a job as a hit man to make ends meet.

Slack Bay (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration01:56
CharactersDogs, Gay
PlotMissing people, Love
PlaceFrance, Beach, Sea

Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, a unique site where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide.

45 Years (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:12
PlotTime travel, Love, Political, Death, Jealousy, Relationship, Mystery, Dancing
PlaceMountains, Village
StyleSoulful

There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.

Jenny's Wedding (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersLesbians, Dogs
PlotWedding, Dancing

Jenny Farrell is getting married. But how will her straight-laced family react when they find out that the woman they thought was their daughter’s roommate is actually her fiancée? As the old-fashioned Farrells attempt to come to terms with the prospect of a surprise daughter-in-law, they face a difficult choice: either adapt with the times or risk being left behind.

School Dance (2014)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersTeens
PlotDancing

High schooler Jason has found his dream girl—the gorgeous Anastacia. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t know he exists. If he can win a spot on the school’s hottest dance crew, Jason might have a shot. But before he does, he’ll have to overcome his battle-ax of a mother, survive Anastacia’s gangsta brother, and pass the crew’s initiation—in this fresh, sexy, and outrageously funny comedy.

Saint Laurent (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:30
CharactersGay
PlaceFrance
StyleFascinating

1967-1976. As one of history's greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.

Five Dances (2013)
Mark3.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:20
PlotDancing
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Touching

FIVE DANCES, written and directed by Alan Brown, is a creatively adventurous narrative feature film set in the New York 'downtown' modern dance world. The story follows the rocky emotional journey of an 18-year old dancer (the amazing Ryan Steele) with talent to burn, who must choose between his responsibility to his broken family in the Midwest, and forging a life and career for himself. The film features five of New York's most gifted dancers acting on film for the very first time, and performing the choreography of internationally acclaimed choreographer Jonah Bokaer.

Battle of the Year (2013)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5)
Genremusic
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
PlotDancing, Rivalry

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.

Battlefield America (2012)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 2.5)
Genredrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
PlotDancing

A young businessman hires an instructor to turn a group of misfit kids into a team on the underground dance competition circuit.

Step Up Revolution (2012)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens
PlotDancing

Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.

Magic Mike (2012)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends
PlotDancing
PlaceUSA

Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

My Way (2012)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:28
PlaceFrance
StyleSoulful, To cry

A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from his childhood in Egypt through his success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.

Honey 2 (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
PlotDancing, Rivalry

Sequel to the 2003 dance movie Honey. Recently released from juvenile detention, talented dancer Maria Ramirez finds an outlet for her passion with a new dance crew.

Beat the World (2011)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 4.5)
Genredrama, music
CountryCanada
Duration01:31
CharactersFriends
PlotDancing, Hip Hop
StyleExciting

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.

Footloose (2011)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
PlotDancing
StyleSoulful

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.

Step Up 3D (2010)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
PlotDancing, Hip Hop

A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.

StreetDance 3D (2010)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genremelodrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:38
PlotDancing
StyleExciting

In order to win the Street Dance Championships, a dance crew is forced to work with ballet dancers from the Royal Dance School in exchange for rehearsal space.

The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration02:19
PlaceFrance

Set in the high courts of 16th Century France, where the wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants are raging. Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, is in love with Henri de Guise, but her hand in marriage is promised to the Prince of Montpensier.

Dance Flick (2009)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:20
CharactersTeens
PlotDancing, Hip Hop

Street dancer, Thomas Uncles is from the wrong side of the tracks, but his bond with the beautiful Megan White might help the duo realize their dreams as they enter in the mother of all dance battles.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersDogs, Friends, Cowboys
PlotDancing, Love, Fight, Adventure
PlaceTomb

Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia Earhart, Abe Lincoln and Ivan the Terrible.

Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Mothers, Nephews
PlotDancing, Competitions, Love, Rivalry, Hip Hop
PlaceSchool, USA

When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore s underground dance battle The Streets.

Stomp the Yard (2007)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
PlotDancing, Rivalry, Hip Hop
StyleFascinating

After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national step show competition.

Step Up (2006)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
PlotDancing, Hip Hop
PlaceUSA

Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts

Honey (2003)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
PlotDancing, Hip Hop

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.

Save the Last Dance (2001)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
PlotDancing, Hip Hop

A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.

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