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Dirty Dancing (1987)
Drama, Music, Romance

Dirty Dancing (1987)

In 1963, Frances "Baby" Houseman, a sweet daddy's girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains. Baby has grown up in privileged surroundings and all expect her to go on to college, join the Peace Corps and save the world before marrying a doctor, just like her father. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, a man whose background is vastly different from her own. Baby lies to her father to get money to pay for an illegal abortion for Johnny's dance partner. She then fills in as Johnny's dance partner and it is as he is teaching her the dance routine that they fall in love. It all comes apart when Johnny's friend falls seriously ill after her abortion and Baby gets her father, who saves the girl's life. He then learns what Baby has been up to, who with and worse - that he funded the illegal abortion. He bans his daughter from any further association with "those people". In the first deliberately willful action of her life, Baby later sneaks out to see Johnny - ostensibly to apologize for her father's rudeness - and ends up consummating her relationship with Johnny. A jealous fellow vacationer sees Baby sneaking out of Johnny's bungalow the next morning, and in an act of retribution, tells management that he is responsible for a theft the evening before, knowing he would not furnish his real whereabouts. (Read More)

Themes:abortion,  theft,  dance,  love
Mood:night
Locations:storm
Characters:dancer,  doctor,  teenager
Period:summer,  1960s
Story:sexual euphemism,  family vacation,  summer romance,  driving at night,  dance instructor,  dance lesson,  pink panties,  white panties,  1957 chevrolet,  labor day,  reference to cleopatra,  father daughter hug,  wrong side of the tracks,  catskills,  speaking to audience,  class system,  two sisters,  tights,  breaking a car window,  famous song,  parking a car,  alliterative title,  year 1963,  protective male,  short shorts,  older man younger woman,  song during end credits,  famous line,  fade to black,  liberal,  unwanted pregnancy,  opposites attract,  waking up,  euphemism,  chick flick,  watermelon,  lying on bed,  teenage daughter,  knocking on a door,  married couple,  megaphone,  resort,  legs,  sexual awakening,  happy ending,  teen romance,  opening a door,  title at the end,  teen movie,  forbidden love,  camera shot of feet,  nickname,  barefoot,  first love,  driving a car,  visit,  gossip,  blockbuster,  scene during opening credits,  red dress,  waiter,  applause,  class differences,  directorial debut,  premarital sex,  sensuality,  vacation,  microphone,  pantyhose,  scantily clad female,  man with glasses,  false accusation,  apology,  brunette,  new york,  cleavage,  rural setting,  sunglasses,  sister sister relationship,  blonde,  rain,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  two word title

Pretty In Pink (1986)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Pretty In Pink (1986)

Teenager Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy at school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet?

Themes:dance
Characters:teenager
Story:white panties,  wrong side of the tracks,  opposites attract,  teenage daughter,  teen romance,  teen movie,  forbidden love,  first love,  class differences,  microphone,  cleavage,  blonde,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  independent film

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American Graffiti (1973)
Comedy, Drama

American Graffiti (1973)

It's the proverbial end of the summer 1962 in a small southern California town. It's the evening before best friends and recent high school graduates, Curt Henderson and Steve Bolander, are scheduled to leave town to head to college back east. Curt, who received a lucrative local scholarship, is seen as the promise that their class holds. But Curt is having second thoughts about leaving what Steve basically sees as their dead end town. Curt's beliefs are strengthened when he spots an unknown beautiful blonde in a T-bird who mouths the words "I love you" to him. As Curt tries to find that blonde while trying to get away from a local gang who have him somewhat hostage, Curt may come to a decision about his immediate future. Outgoing class president Steve, on the other hand, wants to leave, despite meaning that he will leave girlfriend, head cheerleader and Curt's sister, Laurie Henderson, behind. Steve and Laurie spend the evening "negotiating" the state of their relationship. Meanwhile, two of their friends cruise around town for the evening. Steve has left his car to meek and mild-mannered Terry "Toad" Fields to look after during his absence. The wheels give Toad a new sense of confidence, which he uses to try and impress Debbie Dunham, a more experienced girl generally out of his league. And John Milner, who is seen as the king of the street race in his souped-up yellow deuce coupe, tries to get rid of precocious pre-teen, Carol Morrison, who has somehow become his passenger for the evening, while dealing with the challenge of bold out-of-towner, Bob Falfa. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  love
Mood:night
Characters:teenager
Period:summer,  1960s
Story:pink panties,  white panties,  wrong side of the tracks,  opposites attract,  sexual awakening,  teen movie,  forbidden love,  first love,  driving a car,  blockbuster,  class differences,  vacation,  scantily clad female,  brunette,  blonde,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  independent film,  two word title

Risky Business (1983)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Risky Business (1983)

A suburban Chicago teenager's parents leave on vacation, and he cuts loose. An unauthorised trip in his father's Porsche means a sudden need for lots of money, which he raises in a creative way.

Mood:night
Characters:teenager
Story:white panties,  short shorts,  teen movie,  blockbuster,  red dress,  class differences,  directorial debut,  premarital sex,  vacation,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  blonde,  panties,  cult film,  dancing,  bare chested male,  two word title

Shine (1996) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Shine (1996)

As a child piano prodigy, 'David Helfgott' (qv)'s musical ambitions generate friction with his overbearing father, Peter. When Helfgott travels to London on a musical scholarship, his career as a pianist blossoms. However, the pressures of his newfound fame, coupled with the echoes of his tumultuous childhood, conspire to bring Helfgott's latent schizophrenia boiling to the surface, and he spends years in and out of various mental institutions. (Read More)

Themes:love
Mood:night
Story:driving at night,  waking up,  lying on bed,  knocking on a door,  opening a door,  visit,  blockbuster,  scene during opening credits,  man with glasses,  apology,  blonde,  rain,  family relationships,  independent film

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Sixteen Candles (1984)
Comedy, Romance

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday! Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong, and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood. This is why Sixteen Candles (1984) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987). (Read More)

Characters:teenager
Story:white panties,  teen romance,  teen movie,  first love,  class differences,  directorial debut,  sister sister relationship,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  two word title

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (2005)

The movie is based on the young adult book, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Anne Brashares. As four best friends spend their first summer apart from one another, they share a magical pair of jeans. Despite being of various shapes and sizes, each one of them fits perfectly into the pants. To keep in touch they pass these pants to each other as well as the adventures they are going through while apart. (Read More)

Themes:love
Characters:teenager
Period:summer
Story:white panties,  chick flick,  teen romance,  teen movie,  first love,  vacation,  cleavage,  blonde,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships

The House Bunny (2008)
Comedy, Romance

The House Bunny (2008)

Finding family. Shelley Darlingson was raised in an orphanage, finally happy when she blossoms into a fox and moves into the Playboy Mansion. Unfortunately, she's summarily expelled on her 27th birthday(she's now too old). In desperation she takes a job as house mother for a sorority of misfits losing their house for lack of members. They have but a few months to find 30 pledges, or a sorority of mean girls will take over their place. Shelley figures that girls will pledge a house that boys find interesting, so she sets out to make the Zetas alluring, not act too smart, and host great parties. Can she succeed, and what about her own makeover? Sabotage is everywhere, plus it's hard to be one's self. (Read More)

Story:pink panties,  white panties,  short shorts,  megaphone,  legs,  teen movie,  applause,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  blonde,  female protagonist,  panties,  dancing

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American Wedding (2003) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987)
Comedy, Romance

American Wedding (2003)

Jim Levenstein has finally found the courage to ask his girlfriend, Michelle Flaherty to marry him. She agrees to get married, but the problems don't stop there for Jim. Now along with Paul Finch and Kevin Myers, Jim must plan the wedding. Unfortunately Steve Stifler is in town and won't let the wedding go past without having some fun himself, which includes setting up a secret bachelor party. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Characters:dancer
Story:dance lesson,  white panties,  red dress,  waiter,  premarital sex,  scantily clad female,  apology,  cleavage,  sister sister relationship,  teenage girl,  panties,  cult film,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  two word title

Footloose (1984)
Drama, Music, Romance

Footloose (1984)

Classic tale of teenage rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. When teenager Ren McCormack and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small Midwestern town, he's in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can't quite believe he's living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. However, there is one small pleasure: Ariel Moore, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. And a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. Fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy". (Read More)

Themes:dance
Characters:dancer,  teenager
Story:dance lesson,  famous song,  teen movie,  blockbuster,  rural setting,  blonde,  teenage girl,  cult film,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo. This is why Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987). (Read More)

Themes:dance,  love
Characters:teenager
Story:white panties,  teen movie,  barefoot,  premarital sex,  microphone,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  blonde,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  singing,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male

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Fish Tank (2009)
Drama

Fish Tank (2009)

Mia, an aggressive fifteen-year-old girl, lives on an Essex estate with her tarty mother, Joanne, and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been thrown out of school and is awaiting admission to a referrals unit and spends her days aimlessly. She begins an uneasy friendship with Joanne's slick boyfriend, Connor, who encourages her one interest, dancing. (Read More)

Themes:theft
Characters:dancer,  teenager
Story:white panties,  teenage daughter,  teen movie,  barefoot,  sunglasses,  sister sister relationship,  rain,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  singing,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male

Wet Hot American Summer (2001) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987)
Comedy, Romance

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  love
Characters:dancer,  teenager
Period:summer
Story:catskills,  short shorts,  applause,  scantily clad female,  man with glasses,  cleavage,  sunglasses,  blonde,  teenage girl,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  bare chested male

Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.

Themes:theft,  love
Characters:dancer,  teenager
Story:opposites attract,  sexual awakening,  teen movie,  apology,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  two word title

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Grease (1978)
Musical, Romance

Grease (1978)

A musical about teens in love in the 50's! It's California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. They spend time at the beach, and when they go back to school, what neither of them knows is that they both now attend Rydell High. Danny's the leader of the T-Birds, a group of black leather jacket-wearing greasers while Sandy hangs with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Rizzo. When they clash at Rydell's first pep rally, Danny isn't the same Danny from the beach. They try to be like each other so they can be together. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  love
Characters:teenager
Period:summer
Story:summer romance,  wrong side of the tracks,  famous song,  opposites attract,  teen romance,  teen movie,  first love,  visit,  gossip,  blockbuster,  premarital sex,  blonde,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  cult film

Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Drama, Romance

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Two young men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, meet when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain. They are at first strangers, then they become friends. Throughout the weeks, they grow closer as they learn more about each other. One night, after some heavy drinking, they find a deeper connection. They then indulge in a blissful romance for the rest of the summer. Unable to deal with their feelings for each other, they part ways at the end of the summer. Four years go by, and they each settle down, Ennis in Wyoming with his wife and two girls, and Jack in Texas with his wife and son. Still longing for each other, they meet back up, and are faced with the fact that they need each other. They undeniably need each other, and unsure of what to do, they start a series of "fishing trips", in order to spend time together. The relationship struggles on for years until tragedy strikes. This is why Brokeback Mountain (2005) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987). (Read More)

Themes:love
Mood:night
Locations:storm
Characters:dancer
Period:summer,  1960s
Story:year 1963,  camera shot of feet,  gossip,  red dress,  cleavage,  rural setting,  sunglasses,  sister sister relationship,  rain,  teenage girl,  singing,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  two word title

Aquamarine (2006) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Aquamarine (2006)

In a dreary Florida beach resort village, luscious-limbed lifeguard Raymond is the main attraction for girls. Teenager buddies Claire and Hailey became experts on him by observation, but never dared actually approach him, and after this closing summer season will be separated as one's parents move to Australia. Then they find a storm washed up in a pool a sassy mermaid, who promises them a wish if they help her prove to Neptune love exists, and Raymond is the only creature resembling a love-god. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:storm
Characters:teenager
Period:summer
Story:resort,  legs,  camera shot of feet,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male

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Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.

Themes:love
Mood:night
Locations:storm
Story:chick flick,  married couple,  happy ending,  opening a door,  visit,  blockbuster,  apology,  rain,  cult film,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male

Lolita (1997)
Drama, Romance

Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. (Read More)

Themes:love
Characters:dancer,  doctor,  teenager
Story:white panties,  forbidden love,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  sunglasses,  rain,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  panties,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  independent film

Empire Records (1995)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Empire Records (1995)

A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records. Except this is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises - can they pull through together? And more importantly, can they keep their record store independent and not swallowed up by corporate greed?

Themes:love
Characters:teenager
Story:white panties,  teen movie,  premarital sex,  scantily clad female,  brunette,  cleavage,  blonde,  coming of age,  panties,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  bare chested male

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Whale Rider (2002) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987)
Drama, Family

Whale Rider (2002)

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny. This is why Whale Rider (2002) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987). (Read More)

Themes:dance
Mood:night
Story:speaking to audience,  opening a door,  visit,  applause,  apology,  rural setting,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  father daughter relationship,  independent film

I'm Not There. (2007)
Biography, Drama, Music

I'm Not There. (2007)

Six incarnations of Bob Dylan: an actor, a folk singer, an electrified troubadour, Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, and Woody Guthrie. Put Dylan's music behind their adventures, soliloquies, interviews, marriage, and infidelity. Recreate 1960s documentaries in black and white. Put each at a crossroads, the artist becoming someone else. Jack, the son of Ramblin' Jack Elliott, finds Jesus; handsome Robbie falls in love then abandons Claire. Woody, a lad escaped from foster care, hobos the U.S. singing; Billy awakes in a valley threatened by a six-lane highway; Rimbaud talks. Jude, booed at Newport when he goes electric, fences with reporters, pundits, and fans. He won't be classified. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  love
Characters:dancer
Period:1960s
Story:year 1963,  liberal,  applause,  microphone,  man with glasses,  sunglasses,  rain,  singing,  voice over narration,  coming of age,  panties,  cult film,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

The Human Stain (2003)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Human Stain (2003)

The Human Stain is the story of Coleman Silk (Hopkins), a classics professor with a terrible secret that is about to shatter his life in a small New England town. When his affair with a young troubled janitor (Kidman) is uncovered, the secret Silk had harbored for over fifty years from his wife, his children and colleague, writer Nathan Zuckerman, fast explodes in a conflagration of devastating consequences. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life came unraveled. (Read More)

Characters:dancer,  doctor
Story:white panties,  waiter,  class differences,  scantily clad female,  man with glasses,  false accusation,  cleavage,  blonde,  voice over narration,  panties,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

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Woman In Gold (2015)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:theft
Characters:dancer,  doctor
Story:knocking on a door,  scene during opening credits,  applause,  false accusation,  apology,  sunglasses,  sister sister relationship,  singing,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

A Walk To Remember (2002) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987)
Drama, Romance

A Walk To Remember (2002)

In North Carolina especially in Beaufort a prank on a guy goes wrong and puts the student in the clinic. Carter, a famous student with no plans for the future, is held responsible and forced to join in after-school community service activities as consequence, which include starring as the lead in the play. And participating in these activities is Jamie Sullivan, the reverend's daughter who has great ambitions and nothing in common with Landon. When Landon decides he wants to take his activities seriously, he asks Jamie for help and begins to spend most of his time with her. But he starts to like her, that he did not expect to do. They relationship, much to the chagrin of Landon's old popular friends and Jamie's strict reverend father. But when a heart-breaking secret becomes known that puts their relationship to the test, it is then that Landon and Jamie realize the true meaning of love and fate. (Read More)

Themes:love
Characters:doctor,  teenager
Story:dance lesson,  opposites attract,  chick flick,  teenage daughter,  teen romance,  teen movie,  forbidden love,  first love,  scene during opening credits,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  father daughter relationship

Swimming Pool (2003)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Swimming Pool (2003)

Sarah Morton is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher John Bosload to stay at his home in Luberon, in the South of France. It is the off-season, and Sarah finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurried pace is just the tonic for her--until late one night, when John's indolent and insouciant French daughter Julie unexpectedly arrives. Sarah's prim and steely English reserve is jarred by Julie's reckless, sexually charged lifestyle. Their interactions set off an increasingly unsettling series of events, as Sarah's creative process and a possible real-life murder begin to blend dangerously together. This is why Swimming Pool (2003) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987). (Read More)

Themes:dance
Mood:night
Story:waiter,  sensuality,  vacation,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  sunglasses,  blonde,  rain,  panties,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  two word title

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Fucking Amal (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Fucking Amal (1998)

Amal is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she is inexperienced in that matter. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For a number of reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own feelings toward Agnes. (Read More)

Themes:love
Mood:night
Story:white panties,  teen movie,  forbidden love,  first love,  apology,  sister sister relationship,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  panties,  cult film,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  two word title

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Drama, Romance

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

Mood:night
Characters:dancer
Story:white panties,  famous song,  sexual awakening,  camera shot of feet,  red dress,  pantyhose,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  blonde,  rain,  panties,  cult film,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

The Reader (2008) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987)
Drama, Romance

The Reader (2008)

THE READER opens in post-war Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from "The Odyssey," "Huck Finn" and "The Lady with the Little Dog." Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life - this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives. THE READER is a story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. (Read More)

Themes:love
Characters:teenager
Period:summer,  1960s
Story:legs,  sexual awakening,  first love,  microphone,  scantily clad female,  false accusation,  apology,  cleavage,  blonde,  rain,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  two word title

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The Last Song (2010)
Drama, Music, Romance

The Last Song (2010)

Ronnie's (Miley Cyrus) and her younger brother, Jonah's, parents are divorced. They live with their mother until this summer when they are sent to live with their father (Greg Kinnear) in a small town on the beach. Ronnie resents her father and has no intention of being friendly or even talking to him for the summer. But after meeting a handsome guy and beginning to fall in love, Ronnie starts rediscovering her love for music, something she shares with her father. Reconnecting with music revives a kinship with her father which proves to be the most important relationship she may ever experience. (Read More)

Themes:love
Characters:teenager
Period:summer
Story:summer romance,  teenage daughter,  teen romance,  teen movie,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male

Hair (1979)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War

Hair (1979)

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. This is why Hair (1979) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987). (Read More)

Themes:dance,  love
Characters:dancer
Period:1960s
Story:white panties,  scene during opening credits,  class differences,  microphone,  sunglasses,  panties,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

In Mexico City, late teen friends Tenoch Iturbide and Julio Zapata are feeling restless as their respective girlfriends are traveling together through Europe before they all begin the next phase of their lives at college. At a lavish family wedding, Tenoch and Julio meet Luisa Cortes, the twenty-something wife of Tenoch's cousin Jano, the two who have just moved to Mexico from Spain. Tenoch and Julio try to impress the beautiful Luisa by telling her that they will be taking a trip to the most beautiful secluded beach in Mexico called la Boca del Cielo (translated to Heaven's Mouth), the trip and the beach which in reality don't exist. When Luisa learns of Jano's latest marital indiscretion straight from the horse's mouth, she takes Tenoch and Julio's offer to go along on this road trip, meaning that Tenoch and Julio have to pull together quickly a road trip to a non-existent beach. They decide to head toward one suggested by their friend Saba, who seems a little confused himself of this beach's location. On the road trip, which ends up not being totally harmonious, the three go on a trip of discovery. For Luisa, she has to figure out what to do with her immediate future based on the news from Jano and a secret she is keeping. And Tenoch and Julio have to figure out what their friendship really means as they grow up. (Read More)

Characters:dancer,  doctor,  teenager
Period:summer
Story:white panties,  sexual awakening,  waiter,  class differences,  vacation,  microphone,  apology,  cleavage,  sunglasses,  voice over narration,  coming of age,  panties,  singing,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male

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The Lobster (2015) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

The Lobster (2015)

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.

Themes:love
Characters:dancer,  doctor
Story:knocking on a door,  waiter,  applause,  microphone,  pantyhose,  apology,  sunglasses,  rain,  voice over narration,  singing,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Characters:dancer
Period:summer
Story:forbidden love,  scantily clad female,  apology,  cleavage,  sunglasses,  blonde,  teenage girl,  panties,  singing,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male

Bring It On (2000)
Comedy, Romance, Sport

Bring It On (2000)

The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros' road to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro's former captain. While the Toros scramble to come up with a new routine, the Clovers, led by squad captain Isis have their own problems - coming up with enough money to cover their travel expenses to the championships. With time running out and the pressure mounting, both captains drive their squads to the point of exhaustion: Torrance, hell bent on saving the Toros' reputation, and Isis more determined than ever to see that the Clovers finally get the recognition that they deserve. But only one team can bring home the title, so may the best moves win. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Characters:teenager
Story:white panties,  legs,  teen movie,  directorial debut,  brunette,  blonde,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  panties,  dancing,  independent film

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Greenberg (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Greenberg (2010)

We like Florence: she's considerate, sweet, pretty, and terrific with kids and dogs. She's twenty-five, personal assistant to an L.A. family that's off on vacation. Her boss's brother comes in from New York City, fresh from a stay at an asylum, to take care of the house. He's Roger, a forty-year-old carpenter, gone from L.A. for fifteen years. He arrives, doesn't drive, and needs Florence's help, especially with the family's dog. He's also connecting with former band-mates - two men and one woman with whom he has a history. He over-analyzes, has a short fuse, and doesn't laugh at himself easily. As he navigates past and present, he's his own saboteur. And what of Florence? is Roger one more responsibility for her or something else? This is why Greenberg (2010) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987). (Read More)

Themes:abortion
Story:family vacation,  vacation,  unwanted pregnancy,  waiter,  applause,  microphone,  pantyhose,  apology,  sister sister relationship,  rain,  panties,  singing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film

Candy (2006) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987)
Drama, Romance

Candy (2006)

This story is a narration from an Australian man who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. The narrator changes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, while Candy changes from an actress, call girl, streetwalker, and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant. (Read More)

Themes:abortion,  theft,  love
Characters:doctor
Story:pink panties,  scantily clad female,  apology,  cleavage,  sunglasses,  rain,  voice over narration,  panties,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:dance
Characters:dancer,  doctor
Story:nickname,  scene during opening credits,  waiter,  scantily clad female,  apology,  cleavage,  rain,  panties,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

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Crossroads (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Crossroads (2002)

Three best friends get together and bury a box, making a pact to open it at midnight at their high school graduation. In the small town in Georgia that they live in, things soon change. One is little miss perfect, one is an engaged prom queen, and the other is a pregnant outcast. On the night of their graduation, they open the box and they strike up a conversation. Suddenly, one brings up the topic of her going to Los Angeles for a record contract audition. They all decide to go together and they leave. With a little money, they set out on the road with a guy named Ben. When one of them tells the other a rumor that he might be a homicidal maniac, they are all scared of him. When they reach Los Angeles, Lucy (Britney Spears) falls in love with Ben and against her father's wishes, she stays and she goes to the audition. (Read More)

Themes:love
Mood:night
Characters:teenager
Story:song during end credits,  chick flick,  teen movie,  premarital sex,  blonde,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  singing,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male

The To Do List (2013)
Comedy, Romance

The To Do List (2013)

Brandy Klark ('Aubrey Plaza (I)' (qv)) has just graduated from high school where she excelled in every subject, except real-life sexual education. When her older sister tells her how important it is to be experienced, Brandy writes out a sex to do list for herself for the summer. Her friend Cameron might be the perfect guinea pig while she sets her sights on the popular and sexy Rusty Waters as the ultimate end goal. But once feelings get in the way, it becomes much harder for Brandy to check off the remaining items on her sex to do list. (Read More)

Period:summer
Story:white panties,  megaphone,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  sister sister relationship,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  panties,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male

Burlesque (2010) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987)
Drama, Music, Musical, Romance

Burlesque (2010)

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. This is why Burlesque (2010) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987). (Read More)

Themes:love
Characters:dancer
Story:legs,  barefoot,  premarital sex,  pantyhose,  rain,  female protagonist,  singing,  dancing,  bare chested male

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In The Bedroom (2001)
Crime, Drama

In The Bedroom (2001)

In idyllic Mid-Coast Maine, the Fowler family's only son Frank comes home from his freshman year at college for summer vacation. His mother Ruth, the school choir director, is unhappy with Frank dating soon-to-be divorced mother Natalie who is several years his senior, but Frank's father Matt, the town doctor, doesn't see a problem. While Frank considers holding off his future for Natalie, her jilted husband causes them all problems until an unthinkable tragedy shakes the community to its very core. (Read More)

Themes:love
Mood:night
Characters:doctor
Period:summer
Story:class differences,  vacation,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  rain,  husband wife relationship,  independent film

Step Up Revolution (2012)
Drama, Music, Romance

Step Up Revolution (2012)

The Mob sets the dancing against the vibrant backdrop of Miami. Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob". When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands-of people, Emily must work together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  love
Characters:dancer
Story:dance instructor,  resort,  waiter,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male

La Grande Bellezza (2013)
Drama

La Grande Bellezza (2013)

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafes to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (Read More)

Mood:night
Characters:dancer
Period:summer
Story:first love,  gossip,  applause,  microphone,  apology,  sunglasses,  rain,  voice over narration,  singing,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

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Another Earth (2011) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987)
Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Another Earth (2011)

SPOILER: Seventeen year-old Rhoda Williams receives an acceptance letter from MIT and she celebrates with her friends. On the same night, a planet similar and close to Earth is discovered and called Earth 2. Rhoda drives her car looking at Earth 2 and crashes with composer John Burroughs, killing his pregnant wife and his baby son. Rhoda goes to prison and four years later she is released and moves to her parents' house. She finds a job as high-school janitor, but tries to commit suicide. She survives, however, and submits an essay to a contest where the prize is a ticket to travel to Earth 2. Meanwhile the scientists discover that Earth 2 is a mirror of Earth and the synchronicity between the dwellers was interrupted when the planets were seen by each other. One day, Rhoda decides to visit John Burroughs, whose life was destroyed after the death of his family, to admit to him that she had killed his family. However she does not have the nerve to tell him the truth. So she lies and tells him he has won a free cleaning service of his home. Rhoda wins the writing contest, but meanwhile John and she have fallen in love with each other. Rhoda has to take a decision whether she goes or stays, but she wants to tell John the truth first. (Read More)

Themes:love
Mood:night
Characters:dancer
Story:white panties,  knocking on a door,  visit,  scene during opening credits,  apology,  blonde,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  panties,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  two word title

August: Osage County (2013)
Drama

August: Osage County (2013)

Violet Weston ('Meryl Streep' (qv)) has cancer and a propensity for pills and alcohol. She's a difficult woman to deal with and her husband has finally had enough. Violet's family gathers including middle daughter Ivy, youngest daughter Karen (with her new fiance), eldest daughter Barbara (with her separated husband and teenage daughter), and her sister Mattie Fae (with her husband and son in tow). A family tragedy causes tensions to run high and secrets to come out. The Weston women will be forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the sweltering heat of August. This is why August: Osage County (2013) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987). (Read More)

Characters:doctor
Story:teenage daughter,  knocking on a door,  title at the end,  false accusation,  apology,  sunglasses,  sister sister relationship,  teenage girl,  singing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Characters:dancer
Story:white panties,  applause,  microphone,  man with glasses,  apology,  sunglasses,  panties,  singing,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

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Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Comedy, Drama

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope. (Read More)

Themes:abortion,  love
Characters:teenager
Story:unwanted pregnancy,  sexual awakening,  teen movie,  first love,  premarital sex,  scantily clad female,  apology,  cleavage,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  cult film

Nine (2009) is one of the best movies like Dirty Dancing (1987)
Drama, Musical, Romance

Nine (2009)

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. (Read More)

Characters:dancer,  doctor
Period:1960s
Story:resort,  legs,  driving a car,  microphone,  pantyhose,  sunglasses,  rain,  voice over narration,  panties,  singing,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

4 Luni, 3 Saptamani Si 2 Zile (2007)
Drama

4 Luni, 3 Saptamani Si 2 Zile (2007)

Romania, 1987, the brutal Ceausescu communist regime is in place; birth control is illegal and abortion is a crime punishable by death. Gabita (Laura Vasliu) is almost five months into an unwanted pregnancy and in meek desperation turns to her friend and roommate, Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) for help in organizing an illegal termination. Unfortunate circumstances force the two women to use a male abortionist, Bebe (Vlad Ivanov), who, in addition to an absurd amount of money, also demands sex with both women as payment. The bleakness of the storyline expresses a dark socio-political critique in the twilight years of a repressive dictatorship. (Read More)

Themes:abortion
Mood:night
Characters:doctor
Story:unwanted pregnancy,  lying on bed,  pantyhose,  female protagonist,  singing

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