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1. Dance Moms (2011– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Reality-TV

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Set in Pittsburgh's renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by notoriously demanding and passionate instructor Abby Lee Miller, the series follows children's early steps on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Abby Lee Miller, Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler, Chloe Lukasiak

2. Save the Last Dance (2001)

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

6.1
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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.

Writers: Duane Adler, Cheryl Edwards | Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr

3. Frances Ha (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.

Writers: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig | Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen

4. Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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65 Metascore

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Writer: Alice Wu | Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang

5. Pina (2011)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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83 Metascore

A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

Writer: Wim Wenders | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante

6. Test (I) (2013)

89 min | Drama

6.5
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69 Metascore

San Francisco, 1985: Frankie confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company as he embarks on a budding relationship with Todd, a veteran dancer in the same ... See full summary »

Writer: Chris Mason Johnson | Director: Chris Mason Johnson | Stars: Scott Marlowe, Matthew Risch, Evan Boomer, Kevin Clarke

7. The Dancer Upstairs (2002)

R | 132 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

7.0
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64 Metascore

A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.

Writer: Nicholas Shakespeare | Director: John Malkovich | Stars: Javier Bardem, Laura Morante, Juan Diego Botto, Elvira Mínguez

8. The Book of Revelation (2006)

118 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

5.4
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An erotic mystery about power and sex, the entanglement of victim and perpetrator, and a man's struggle to regain his lost self.

Writers: Rupert Thomson, Ana Kokkinos, Andrew Bovell | Director: Ana Kokkinos | Stars: Tom Long, Greta Scacchi, Colin Friels, Deborah Mailman

9. Sigur Rós: Fjögur píanó (2012 Video)

10 min | Short, Music

7.4
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Director: Alma Har'el | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Denna Thomsen, Ryan Heffington, Austin Westbay

10. The Heirloom (2005)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror

5.5
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A Taiwanese man returns to the island after years abroad when he inherits a house; when he and his fiancé move in, strange things start to happen.

Writer: Dorian Li | Director: Leste Chen | Stars: Terri Kwan, Jason Chang, Yu-chen Chang, Tender Huang

11. The Red Shoes (2005)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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A woman who finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform soon realizes that jealousy, greed, and death follow them wherever they go.

Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, Yong-gyun Kim, Ma Sang-Ryeol | Director: Yong-gyun Kim | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Seong-su Kim, Yeon-ah Park, Su-hee Go

12. Isadora (1968)

M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »

Writers: Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble, Isadora Duncan, Clive Exton, Sewell Stokes | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Jason Robards, John Fraser

13. Iberia (2005)

99 min | Musical

7.2
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A series of dances inspired by composer Isaac Albéniz's "Iberia" suite.

Writer: Carlos Saura | Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Sara Baras, Antonio Canales, Marta Carrasco, Aída Gómez

14. Great Performances: Dance in America (1976– )

Music

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Stars: Peter Martins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Merrill Ashley

15. A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)

104 min | Drama

6.7
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Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.

Writer: Sang-soo Im | Director: Sang-soo Im | Stars: So-ri Moon, In-mun Kim, Yeo-jeong Yoon, Tae-gyu Bong

16. Ghostlight (2003)

80 min | Comedy

7.5
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46 Metascore

This film portrait of modern dance legend Martha Graham examines the creative process, as well as important events in Martha's pioneering career. Plays thematically with time and memory, ... See full summary »

Writers: Penny Fearon, Christopher Herrmann, Richard Move | Director: Christopher Herrmann | Stars: Richard Move, Ann Magnuson, Deborah Harry, Mark Morris

17. Onna taiiku kyôshi: Tonde hiraite (1981)

67 min

5.7
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Writer: Kazuhiko Ban | Director: Kôyû Ohara | Stars: Junko Asahina, Yuka Takemura, Mizuho Nakagawa, Saori Erikawa

18. Black Sheep Boy (1995)

Unrated | 37 min | Short, Fantasy

5.0
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The psychological and emotional motivations of gay sexual fetish, especially relating to gay male teens maturing into men and their sexual exploits.

Writers: Richard Board, Eric Newton, Nic Pereira, John Rechy, Michael Wallin | Director: Michael Wallin | Stars: Stuart Cataldo, Drew Daniel, Peter Dunaj, Andrew Durham

19. CQ2 (Seek You Too) (2004)

100 min | Drama

6.3
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CQ2 (seek you too) is the story of an teenager, with an uncertain future, who canalises her lust for life in the study of contemporary dance.

Writer: Carole Laure | Director: Carole Laure | Stars: Clara Furey, Danielle Hubbard, Mireille Thibault, Jean-Marc Barr

20. The Cake-Walk Infernal (1903)

5 min | Short, Fantasy

6.4
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Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk." He has brought back with him two noted well-known dancers, who start their ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

21. Lester Horton Technique: Advanced Level (2005 Video)

70 min

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Dance Spotlight presents the final documentation of the Lester Horton modern dance technique. This innovative technique is a source of inspiration to countless modern dance choreographers ... See full summary »

Stars: Ana Marie Forsythe, Marjorie B. Perces

22. Perceptions (2006)

5 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.1
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A young woman is thrust into an alternative reality during a drug induced high where she sees herself as a beautiful dancer with no worries in the world. When her drug dealer shows up at ... See full summary »

Writer: Karen Nielsen | Director: Karen Nielsen | Stars: Heather Dotto, Joel Sturrock, Stephen Agisilaou

23. Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men (1989 Video)

52 min

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Writer: Lloyd Newson | Director: David Hinton | Stars: Lloyd Newson, Nigel Charnock, Russell Maliphant, Douglas Wright

24. Totòsexy (1963)

100 min | Comedy, Musical

4.7
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Two strange street musicians end up in jail and exchange sexy stories to while away time.

Writers: Bruno Corbucci, Giovanni Grimaldi | Director: Mario Amendola | Stars: Totò, Erminio Macario, Mario Castellani, Gianni Agus

25. Tori (2004)

62 min

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Director: Tadanobu Asano | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, Masaru Miyazaki, Showa Noiru

26. Melbourne Shuffler (2005 Video)

78 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Dance music has spread across the world transcending religious & racial barriers connecting to the hearts and souls of millions. People have always felt the rhythm of music and have as a ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Coles, David Knispel, Michael Knispel | Stars: Tim Day-Lewis, Mike Daniel, Scott Alert, Pascal Feliz

27. The Men Who Danced: The story of Ted Shawn's Male Dancers; 1933-1940 (1990)

36 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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A profile of Ted Shawn and the Denishawn Dancer, the first all male dance troupe in the United States (1933)

Director: Ron Honsa | Stars: Richard Cragun, Frank Delmar, John Delmar, Foster Fitzsimmons

28. Lou n'a pas dit non (1994)

Drama, Romance

6.7
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Writer: Anne-Marie Miéville | Director: Anne-Marie Miéville | Stars: Marie Bunel, Manuel Blanc, Caroline Micla, Geneviève Pasquier

29. Lester Horton Technique: Intermediate Level (2004 Video)

55 min

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Horton protegee Marjorie B. Perces and Ana Marie Forsythe lead a group of young professional dancers and the viewer through leg swings, metatarsal presses and fortifications in this ... See full summary »

Stars: Ana Marie Forsythe, Marjorie B. Perces

30. Mammame (1986)

65 min | Music

7.0
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Writers: Jean-Claude Gallotta, Raoul Ruiz | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Eric Alfieri, Mathilde Altaraz, Muriel Boulay, Christophe Delachaux

31. Cruel Garden (1982 TV Movie)

80 min | Music

8.5
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The Poet lives, dies and is reborn through various symbolic scenarios, which draw on the imagery of Lorca's works, including the bull-ring, flamenco, and the world of Buster Keaton's silent films.

Director: Colin Nears | Stars: Christopher Bruce, Yair Vardi, Michael Ho, John Chesworth

32. Martha Graham: An American Original in Performance (1957)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary containing three historic performances in the world of dance: (1) "A Dancer's World" demonstrates the challenge and beauty of expression through movement, dance and ballet. (2... See full summary »

Director: Peter Glushanok | Stars: Martha Graham, Yuriko, Helen McGehee, Gene McDonald

33. Cage/Cunningham (1991)

100 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Elliot Caplan | Stars: Bonnie Bird, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Viola Farber

34. Limón: A Life Beyond Words (2001)

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A compelling look at the life and work of revolutionary modern dancer and choreographer Jose Limon (1908-1972), once described by the New York Times as the "greatest male dancer of his own or any other time."

Director: Malachi Roth | Stars: Uta Hagen, Isaiah Sheffer

36. Resonance (1993)

11 min | Short

5.6
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A stylized, wordless look at two men in Sydney: a gay man and a man who leads a gay-bashing gang. The gay man, recovering from his beating, practices dance that is sometimes tai chi, ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Cummins, Simon Hunt | Director: Stephen Cummins | Stars: Andrea Aloise, Mathew Bergan, Chad Courtney, Annette Evans

37. On Point (2008)

75 min | Documentary, Music

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A look at The Brasilia, Brazil Dance Seminar and Competition. Dancers and world renown judges come from around the world to dance and compete in ballet, modern, jazz and flamingo.

Director: Theodore Collatos

38. Movement (R)evolution Africa (2007)

65 min | Documentary

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In an astonishing exposition of choreographic fomentation, nine African choreographers tell stories of an emergent art form and their diverse and deeply contemporary expressions of self. ... See full summary »

Directors: Joan Frosch, Alla Kovgan | Stars: Beatrice Kombe, Nadia Beugre, Nora Chipaumire, Sello Pesa

39. Kool - Dancing in My Mind (2009)

Documentary, Short, Biography

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Robert Wilson pays homage to Japanese dancer and choreographer, Suzushi Hanayagi (1928- ). He mixes archival footage of her performances in the late 1980s and the 1990s, contemporary ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Rutkowski, Robert Wilson | Stars: Suzushi Hanayagi, Robert Wilson

40. The Wrecker's Ball: Three Dances by Paul Taylor (1996 TV Movie)

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Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Andrew Asnes, Rachel Berman Benz, Richard Chen See, Mary Cochran

41. Brush with Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman (2007)

85 min | Documentary

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A turbulent century, a grand romance, and a passionate search for artistic independence come alive.

Writer: Jeffrey Kaufman | Director: Jeffrey Kaufman | Stars: Edward Biberman, Herbert J. Biberman, Alexander Calder, Joan Crawford

42. Haunting Douglas (2003)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

6.4
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Douglas Wright escaped small town New Zealand by punishing his body with drugs, alcohol and eventually, extraordinary dance; but facing death, the world renowned choreographer struggles to exorcise demons even he can't dance away.

Director: Leanne Pooley | Stars: Neil Ieremia, Shona McCullagh, Lloyd Newson, Taiaroa Royal

43. Operetang sampay-bakod (1961)

Comedy, Musical

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Writer: Tommy C. David | Director: Armando Garces | Stars: Dolphy, Amalia Fuentes, Jose Mari Gonzales, Greg Martin

44. A Tribute to Alvin Ailey (1990 TV Movie)

107 min | Music

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Director: Thomas Grimm | Stars: Marilyn Banks, Gary Deloatch, Judith Jamison

45. Changing Steps (1989)

Documentary

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Director: Elliot Caplan | Star: Robert Redford

46. La femme et la danse (1964)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Claude Pierson | Stars: Daini Kudo, Serge Lifar, Noëlla Pontois, Nina Vyroubova

47. Sharzadeh Scampolo (1997)

15 min | Documentary, Romance, Short

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Scampi Naters imaginary of white princes in arabic nights.

Writer: Elisabeth Maria Nater | Director: Romeo Grünfelder | Stars: Elisabeth Maria Nater, Elena Petrenz

48. Returning Home (2003)

45 min | Documentary

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The body is our home, as is the larger body of the earth. When these two bodies move in harmony, a dance unfolds. Both are made whole. RETURNING HOME is a breathtaking and groundbreaking ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Abrahams Wilson | Star: Anna Halprin

49. Salka Valka (1979 TV Movie)

Musical, Drama

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Writer: Halldór Laxness | Director: Kristiina Schulgin | Stars: Tuula Hyyryläinen, Tommi Kitti, Aarne Mäntylä, Reijo Tuomi

50. Sometimes It Works, Sometimes It Doesn't (1983)

63 min | Documentary

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Directors: Charles Atlas, Stefaan Decostere, Chris Dercon | Stars: John Cage, Merce Cunningham