10 best movies like The Red Shoes (1948)

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The Red Shoes 1948
In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

List of the best movies like The Red Shoes (1948): The Tango Lesson, The Company, Moulin Rouge, Dance with Me, Lulu on the Bridge, Holiday Inn, Ema, Glitter, A Star Is Born, Center Stage: On Pointe.

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The Tango Lesson (1997)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, USA

On a trip to Paris Sally meets Pablo, a tango dancer. He starts teaching her to dance then she returns to London to work on some "projects". She visits Buenos Aires and learns more from Pablo's friends. Sally and Pablo meet again but this time their relationship changes, she realises they want different things from each other. On a trip to Buenos Aires they cement their friendship.

The Company (2003)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:52

Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.

Moulin Rouge (1952)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:59

Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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.

Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43

This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy who's life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.

Holiday Inn (1942)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

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.

Ema (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryChile

A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls 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.

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.

Center Stage: On Pointe (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA

In Center Stage: On Pointe, Jonathan Reeves (Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy, and enlists his his top choreographers Charlie (Radetsky), Cooper (Stiefel) and Tommy (Wormald) to recruit dancers to compete at a camp where the winners will be selected to join the Academy. Bella Parker (Muñoz), who has always lived in the shadow of her hugely successful sister Kate, finally gets her chance to step into the limelight as one of the dancers recruited for the camp. Chloe Lukasiak plays Gwen, a talented dance prodigy who competes at the camp. - Denise Petski

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Sing Street (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:36

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.

Juliet, Naked (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34

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.

W.E. (2011)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:59

In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love story. As she learns more about the sacrifices involved, Wally gains her own courage to find happiness.

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.

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryFrance, Japan, Luxembourg
Duration02:00

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants to democratize women's fashion; he wants to redefine musical taste. Coco attends the scandalous first performance of The Rite in a chic white dress. The music and ballet are criticized as too modern, too foreign. Coco is moved but Igor is inconsolable.

A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:57

British barrister Sydney Carton lives an insubstantial and unhappy life. He falls under the spell of Lucie Manette, but Lucie marries Charles Darnay. When Darnay goes to Paris to rescue an imprisoned family retainer, he becomes entangled in the snares of the brutal French Revolution and is himself jailed and condemned to the guillotine. But Sydney Carton, in love with a woman he cannot have, comes up with a daring plan to save her husband.

The Jazz Singer (1927)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

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.

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.

Nowhere Boy (2009)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:38

The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood

Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

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.

Broken Blossoms (1919)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

The love story of an abused English girl and a Chinese Buddhist in a time when London was a brutal and harsh place to live.

Great Expectations (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:08

Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

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.

Isadora (1968)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom
Duration02:11

A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.

Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he was at the beginning of World War I and the young ballerina he met just before he left for the front. Myra stayed with him past curfew and is thrown out of the corps de ballet. She survives on the streets of London, falling even lower after she hears her true love has been killed in action. But he wasn't killed. Those terrible years were nothing more than a bad dream is Myra's hope after Roy finds her and takes her to his family's country estate.

Rhapsody (1954)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

A rich, young beauty, Louise Durant, follows the man she loves and hopes to marry to Zurich where he studies violin at the conservatory. A piano student at the conservatory falls madly in love with Louise. The violinist loves his music first and Louise second. The pianist loves Louise first and his music second. Louise must ultimately choose which man she wants.

The Devil's Violinist (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration01:57

The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.

Beyond the Lights (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

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?

The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:38

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Shine (1996)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryAustralia
Duration01:45

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.




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