My 10 favourite movies about dancing

by CZJFan87 | created - 26 Jun 2011 | updated - 13 Aug 2013 | Public
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1. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 105,462 | Gross: $22.00M

2. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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79 Metascore

A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 600,750 | Gross: $106.95M

3. Save the Last Dance (2001)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr

Votes: 51,121 | Gross: $91.06M

4. Take the Lead (2006)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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55 Metascore

The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids.

Director: Liz Friedlander | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 22,868 | Gross: $34.74M

5. StreetDance 3D (2010)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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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.

Directors: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini | Stars: Nichola Burley, Richard Winsor, Ukweli Roach, Frank Harper

Votes: 9,762

6. Center Stage (2000)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.7
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Amanda Schull, Ethan Stiefel, Sascha Radetsky, Christine Dunham

Votes: 16,674 | Gross: $17.17M

7. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 157,934 | Gross: $63.95M

8. Shall We Dance (2004)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.1
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47 Metascore

A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 38,195 | Gross: $57.89M

9. Step Up (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.5
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48 Metascore

Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Damaine Radcliff, De'Shawn Washington

Votes: 98,549 | Gross: $65.33M

10. Dance with Me (1998)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Music

5.8
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Chayanne, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 5,170 | Gross: $15.81M