Best Dance Movies

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1.
Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
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Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts. (98 mins.)
Director: Jon M. Chu
 
2.
La danse (2009 Documentary)
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The film follows the production of seven ballets by the Paris Opera Ballet. (159 mins.)
 
3.
Ballerina (2006 Documentary)
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This documentary gives insight to the lives of five ballerinas, all at different points in their careers. Looking at the operations of the Vagonova Academy and the Mariinsky Theatre, the life of a ballerina is disclosed. (77 mins.)
 
4.
Center Stage (2000)
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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. (115 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
 
5.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
 
6.
Black Swan (2010)
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A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
 
7.
Step Up 3D (2010)
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A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown. (107 mins.)
Director: Jon M. Chu
 
8.
Flashdance (1983)
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A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. (95 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
9.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
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Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular... (90 mins.)
Director: Alan Metter
 
10.
Breakin' (1984)
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A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds. (90 mins.)
Director: Joel Silberg
 
11.
Dirty Dancing (1988 TV Series)
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A continuation of the movie, of the same name, where, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (30 mins.)
 
12.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
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A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. (94 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
13.
A Chorus Line (1985)
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Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical. (113 mins.)
 
14.
West Side Story (1961)
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. (152 mins.)
 
15.
Guys and Dolls (1955)
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In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game. (150 mins.)
 
16.
An American in Paris (1951)
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Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. (113 mins.)
 
17.
Sweet Charity (1969)
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Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands... (149 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
18.
Easter Parade (1948)
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star. (107 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
19.
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer. (107 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
20.
The Turning Point (1977)
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When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family. (119 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
21.
Silk Stockings (1957)
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A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris... (117 mins.)
 
22.
Cabaret (1972)
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A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
23.
Bring It On (2000)
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A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships. (98 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed
 
24.
The Red Shoes (1948)
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (134 mins.)
 
25.
Rize (2005 Documentary)
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Rize chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture. (86 mins.)
 
26.
Planet B-Boy (2007 Documentary)
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Jumping continents and crossing cultures, "Planet B-Boy" looks at the history of breakdancing and its vibrant resurgence in urban cultures around the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Benson Lee