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Movies Like Coyote Ugly For When You Can’t Fight the Moonlight

These movies give us a magical feeling so bright!

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Here at RetroEnt, we’re a little bit obsessed with Coyote Ugly. We love the fact that the cast looks so incredibly good more than 18 years on, we love the fact that the theme tune makes us believe that there’s a magical feeling so bright, and we love the fact that Violet still holds a place in our hearts. Basically, it’s the greatest movie in the world. Kapeesh? Kapeesh. Nevertheless, we do know that there comes a time when you just need a break from dancing on the bar – so you might want to check out these movies like Coyote Ugly instead. You can thank us later.

Movies Like Coyote Ugly

Coyote Ugly is the ultimate drama/comedy/musical/romance movie ever created because it has everything you could possibly want in it (including an extensive genre-title). There’s Tyra Banks, LeAnn Rimes, Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, and a whole host of movin’ and groovin.’ If you’re looking for a similar movie that will get your toes tapping and your hips wiggling, it’s probably best that you read these movies like Coyote Ugly for when you just can’t fight the moonlight. We don’t blame you, really.

Honey (2003)

Movies Like Coyote Ugly: Honey
Ever seen Jessica Alba do her thaaaang? Well, Honey is the ultimate movie like Coyote Ugly that will show you just what she’s made of. Like most dance movies, Honey follows the struggle of a wannabe dancer in the suburbs, and she works her… ahem, you-know-what… off to make it big as a choreographer. Yet, when she finally gets her big break, it seems the celeb world isn’t quite what it seemed. Tough break, Honey.

Burlesque (2010)

Movies Like Coyote Ugly: Burlesque
We love Coyote Ugly with all of our heart, but we love Burlesque with all of our hips. I mean, what more could you really need? You’ve got Christina Aguilera as the leading southern belle, you’ve got Cher strutting her stuff on the Burlesque stage, and you’ve got a whole heap of drama. Oh, yeah! The songs are also pretty darn amazing, and you’ll be singing “I Gotta Good Feeling” for the rest of your life. Yep, we know this from experience.

Save the Last Dance (2001)

Movies Like Coyote Ugly: Save the Last Dance
We don’t think we will ever get bored of these movies like Coyote Ugly. We just love them so much. Save the Last Dance was released in 2001 and features the gorgeous Julia Stiles and the impressive Sean Patrick Harris as they battle a society that frowns upon an interracial dance couple. As they fight through the adversity and show us what their mommas gave them, it’s only polite that you get up off your couch and dance along with them.

Step Up (2006)

Movies Like Coyote Ugly: Step Up
Ahhhh, the movie that made Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan famous (nope, we’re still not over their breakup). As Tyler Gage is sentenced to community service after breaking into the Maryland School of Arts, the tough guy gets to work on scrubbing the floors and cleaning the graffiti. Yet, what he didn’t realize was that he would soon get caught up in the performing arts lifestyle, and connected with a beauty named Nora. Could they go up against the odds and perform together? Or are they too different?

Coyote Ugly has filled us with so much joy over the past few decades, and we would totally watch it every day if we could. However, when we’re not dancing in the moonlight, we need something else to do… which is why we watch these movies like Coyote Ugly.

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