27 Best Movies Like Billy Elliot ...

27 Best Movies Like Billy Elliot ...

If you liked this film , you will probably love these too! In this list we highlight some of the best films that share a very similar premise to '', and are worth checking out.

1. October Sky (1999)

1h 48m Family Drama

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

2. The Chorus (2004)

1h 36m Drama

Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.

3. Save the Last Dance (2001)

1h 53m Drama Family Romance Music

After the death of her mother, Sara moves to the South Side of Chicago to live with her father and gets transferred to a majority-black school. Her life takes a turn for the better when befriends Chenille and her brother Derek, who helps her with her dancing skills.

4. Nowhere Boy (2009)

1h 38m Drama

The drama tells the story of John Lennon's teenage years in Liverpool 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.

5. Madame Sousatzka (1988)

2h 2m Drama Music

In London, eccentric piano instructor Madame Sousatzka takes on a new prize protégé, Manek, a teenage Bengali immigrant who displays incredible talent. Manek forms a close bond with his teacher, but soon discovers that she expects her pupils to become disciplined in all areas of life, and not just behind the piano

6. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

2h 17m Drama Music Family

In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of students inspired through his teaching, Holland must redefine his life's purpose.

7. Center Stage (2000)

1h 55m Drama Music

A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.

8. Music of the Heart (1999)

2h 4m Drama

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.

9. Take the Lead (2006)

1h 48m Comedy Music Drama

A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulane.

10. Fame (1980)

2h 14m Drama Music

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

11. One Chance (2013)

1h 43m Drama Comedy Music

This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.

12. My Life in Pink (1997)

1h 28m Drama Comedy

Ludovic is a small boy who cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl, talks of marrying his neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. His actions lead to problems for him and his family.

13. Driving Lessons (2006)

1h 38m Comedy Drama

A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.

14. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

1h 58m Drama Music

Tony spends his Saturdays at a disco where his stylish moves raise his popularity among the patrons. But his life outside the disco is not easy and things change when he gets attracted to Stephanie.

15. StreetDance 3D (2010)

1h 38m Drama Music Romance

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.

16. Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

1h 38m Music Drama Romance

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.

17. Quadrophenia (1979)

2h Drama Music

Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.

18. Don&`t Come Knocking (2005)

19. 8 Mile (2002)

1h 50m Music Drama

The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.

20. Liam (2000)

1h 30m Drama

A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his first Holy Communion, gets a regular dose of fire and brimstone at church. Teresa, about 13, has a job as a maid to the Jewish family that owns the closed shipyard. The lady of that house is having an affair, and Teresa becomes an accomplice. Liam stutters terribly, especially when troubled. Dad comes under the sway of the Fascists, who blame cheap Irish labor and Jewish owners. A Molotov cocktail brings things to a head.

21. August Rush (2007)

1h 54m Family Drama Music

An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

22. Front of the Class (2008)

1h 35m Drama TV Movie

"Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher

23. Kinky Boots (2005)

1h 47m Comedy Drama Music

Charles Price may have grown up with his father in the family shoe business in Northampton, central England, but he never thought that he would take his father's place. Charles has a chance encounter with the flamboyant drag queen cabaret singer Lola and everything changes.

24. Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

1h 43m Comedy Drama

Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add female nudity similar to the Moulin Rouge in Paris

25. All That I Love (2009)

1h 35m Comedy Drama Music

Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent Diabel gel as a band, but their disparate lives are touched by social turmoil and outside perceptions.

26. Telling Lies in America (1997)

1h 41m Drama

A 17-year-old boy becomes friends with Billy Magic, the radio DJ he idolizes, and eventually slips into the payola and corruption of the entertainment world.

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