The Best DANCE Movies Ever!

Looking for inspiration? Love dance?
Then watch these dance movies!
Some are great while others aren't but
there are really good dancers worth watching.

Please comment if I've missed a movie :)
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1.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.)
“ Natalie Portman's acting is superb! ” - cala708
 
2.
Honey 2 (2011)
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Recently released from juvenile detention, talented dancer Maria Ramirez finds an outlet for her passion with a new dance crew. (110 mins.)
Director: Bille Woodruff
“ Hot! ” - cala708
 
3.
Burlesque (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer. (119 mins.)
Director: Steven Antin
“ Great story, inspiration! ” - cala708
 
4.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
“ A real forever favorite! ” - cala708
 
5.
Step Up (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (104 mins.)
Director: Anne Fletcher
 
6.
Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit finds her way after auditioning for the most prestigious ballet academy in New York. (95 mins.)
Director: Steven Jacobson
 
7.
Honey (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Honey is a sexy, tough music video choreographer who shakes up her life after her mentor gives her an ultimatum: sleep with him or be blacklisted within their industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Bille Woodruff
 
8.
Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts. (98 mins.)
Director: Jon M. Chu
 
9.
Center Stage (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
 
10.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
11.
StreetDance 3D (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (98 mins.)
 
12.
Chicago (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. (113 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
 
13.
Step Up 3D (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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
 
14.
StreetDance 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash (Hentschel) looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch. (85 mins.)
 
15.
Billy Elliot (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
16.
Step Up Revolution (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans. (99 mins.)
Director: Scott Speer
 
17.
Footloose (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. (113 mins.)
Director: Craig Brewer
 
18.
Fame (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
An updated version of the musical Fame, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts. (107 mins.)
 
19.
Take the Lead (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids. (118 mins.)
Director: Liz Friedlander
 
20.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana... (86 mins.)
Director: Guy Ferland
 
21.
Save the Last Dance (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
22.
Bootmen (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Charismatic tap dancing Sean tries to find a way out of working at the steel mill. When failure brings him home he starts his own dance group wearing hardhats. He must then find inspiration in the steel mill he once tried to escape. (95 mins.)
Director: Dein Perry
 
23.
Ballet Shoes (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy), adopted by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew, and his niece Sylvia, in 1930s London. (85 mins.)
 
24.
Coyote Ugly (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell. (100 mins.)
Director: David McNally
 
25.
Magic Mike (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money. (110 mins.)
“ Sexy men, that's all I have to say. ” - cala708
 
26.
Another Cinderella Story (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a costume ball only has one hint at her... (90 mins.)
“ A very cute and girly movie! ” - cala708
 
27.
Step Up All In (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. (112 mins.)
Director: Trish Sie
 
28.
How She Move (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Following her sister's death from drug addiction, a high school student is forced to leave her private school to return to her old, crime-filled neighborhood where she re-kindles an unlikely passion for the competitive world of step dancing. (94 mins.)
 
29.
Make It Happen (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery. (90 mins.)
Director: Darren Grant
 
30.
Feel the Noise (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
A young man from the South Bronx dreams of making it as a rapper, until a run-in with local thugs forces him to hide in Puerto Rico with the father he never knew. (86 mins.)
 
31.
Save the Last Dance 2 (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school... (90 mins.)
Director: David Petrarca
 
32.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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
“ The title says it all. ” - cala708
 
33.
Make Your Move (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A pair of star-crossed dancers in New York find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs. (110 mins.)
Director: Duane Adler
 
34.
Dance with Me (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time... (126 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
 
35.
Stomp the Yard (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
After the death of his brother, An expert street dancer goes to Georgia to attend Truth University.... (109 mins.)
Director: Sylvain White
 
36.
Shall We Dance (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
37.
Battle of the Year (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Battle of the Year attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years. Dante enlists Blake to assemble a team of the best dancers and bring the Trophy back to America where it started. (110 mins.)
Director: Benson Lee
 
38.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
 
39.
Footloose (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. (107 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
“ A classic! ” - cala708
 
40.
Flashdance (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. (95 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
41.
An American in Paris (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.)
 
42.
The Turning Point (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
43.
A Chorus Line (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical. (113 mins.)
 
44.
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life. (118 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
45.
Shall We Dance (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A budding romance between a ballet master and a tapdancer becomes complicated when rumours surface that they're already married. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
46.
White Nights (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment... (136 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
47.
Go for It! (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
A student must decide between follwing her dream to become a dancer, or to follow the wishes of her family. (105 mins.)
Director: Carmen Marron
 
48.
Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Hardy
 
49.
You Got Served: Beat the World (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Three dance crews prepare to do battle at the international Beat the World competition in Detroit. In the final showdown to become world champions lifelong hopes, dreams and even lives, are at stake. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Adetuyi
 
50.
You Got Served (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
In order to achieve their dream of opening a recording studio, two friends (Omarion, Houston) must first win their city's dance contest -- a fierce competition that pits them against a group of tough street dancers. (95 mins.)
 
51.
Battlefield America (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
A young businessman who lands a community service sentence falls in with a group of misfit kids who need mentoring. With the help of a pro instructor, he works to get the kids ready for a big underground dance competition. (106 mins.)
Director: Chris Stokes
 
52.
Chance Pe Dance (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
New love convinces a struggling actor and dancer to enter a talent competition that could make him a superstar. (122 mins.)
Director: Ken Ghosh
 
53.
Standing Ovation (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
About a group of friends competing in a national tween music video contest. Enter a world of hilarious adventures, original songs and never before seen dance routines. You will be left believing in the power of childhood dreams. (105 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
 
54.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
 
55.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too. (102 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
56.
Stormy Weather (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s. (78 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stone