Movies : Dance Music

by Christina Boutsika | created - 17 Dec 2010 | updated - 06 Apr 2015 | Public

My favorite dance movies

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1. Dirty Dancing (1987)

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

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: 161,727 | Gross: $63.95M

2. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance

39 Metascore

In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Diego Luna, Romola Garai, Sela Ward, John Slattery

Votes: 24,112 | Gross: $14.16M

3. Save the Last Dance (2001)

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

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: 51,899 | Gross: $91.06M

4. Save the Last Dance 2 (2006 Video)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. ... See full summary »

Director: David Petrarca | Stars: Izabella Miko, Columbus Short, Jacqueline Bisset, Maria Brooks

Votes: 4,507

5. Step Up (2006)

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

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: 100,156 | Gross: $65.33M

6. Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

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

50 Metascore

Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Robert Hoffman, Briana Evigan, Cassie Ventura, Adam Sevani

Votes: 73,303 | Gross: $58.02M

7. Step Up 3D (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

45 Metascore

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.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Sharni Vinson, Rick Malambri, Adam Sevani, Alyson Stoner

Votes: 51,247 | Gross: $42.40M

8. Take the Lead (2006)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Music

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: 23,113 | Gross: $34.74M

9. Coyote Ugly (2000)

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

27 Metascore

Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.

Director: David McNally | Stars: Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, John Goodman, Maria Bello

Votes: 97,261 | Gross: $60.79M

10. Make It Happen (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

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.

Director: Darren Grant | Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Riley Smith, John Reardon

Votes: 5,570

11. Center Stage (2000)

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

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: 16,898 | Gross: $17.17M

12. Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit finds her way after auditioning for the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

Director: Steven Jacobson | Stars: Kenny Wormald, Rachele Brooke Smith, Sarah Jayne Jensen, Nicole Muñoz

Votes: 5,387

13. Stomp the Yard (2007)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music, Romance

44 Metascore

After the death of his brother, an expert street dancer goes to Georgia to attend Truth University. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he joins... See full summary »

Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo, Darrin Dewitt Henson

Votes: 20,508 | Gross: $61.36M

14. Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Music

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.

Director: Rob Hardy | Stars: Collins Pennie, Pooch Hall, Tika Sumpter, Stephen Boss

Votes: 2,053

15. Bring It On (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

52 Metascore

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.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 76,927 | Gross: $68.38M

16. Bring It on Again (2004 Video)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.

Director: Damon Santostefano | Stars: Anne Judson-Yager, Bree Turner, Kevin Cooney, Faune Chambers Watkins

Votes: 8,458

17. Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006 Video)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Sport

A transfer student to a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and she not only faces off against the head cheerleader, but against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Jake McDorman, JoJo Wright, Emme Rylan

Votes: 15,921

18. Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

Southern California high school senior Carson arrives at the all-important "Cheer Camp Nationals" determined to lead her squad, the West High Sharks, to victory. But chic New Yorker Brooke ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Ashley Benson, Cassandra Scerbo, Noel Areizaga, Jennifer Tisdale

Votes: 10,123

19. Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Sport

Lina Cruz is a tough, sharp-witted Latina cheerleader from East L.A. who transfers to a posh, West Los Angeles high school after her widowed mother remarries a wealthy man and Lina not only... See full summary »

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Christina Milian, Vanessa Born, Gabrielle Dennis, Christopher Shazar

Votes: 7,151

20. StreetDance 3D (2010)

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

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: 9,913

21. StreetDance 2 (2012)

85 min | Drama, Music, Romance

After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash (Hentschel) looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch.

Directors: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini | Stars: Falk Hentschel, Sofia Boutella, George Sampson, Stephanie Nguyen

Votes: 8,006

22. Drumline (2002)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university.

Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Jones, Leonard Roberts

Votes: 30,317 | Gross: $56.40M

23. Honey (2003)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Music, Romance

37 Metascore

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.

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Romeo Miller, Missy Elliott

Votes: 39,693 | Gross: $30.22M

24. Honey 2 (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Recently released from juvenile detention, talented dancer Maria Bennett finds an outlet for her passion with a new dance crew.

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Gee Alexander, Gerry Bednob, Aaron Benjamin, Ariana Berlin

Votes: 5,976

25. Steppin: The Movie (2009)

PG-13 | 138 min | Comedy, Music

Set on a university campus, the story line unfolds over a several month period in which the "Greeks" (fraternities and sororities) prepare for the culminating event: the step show ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Taliferro | Stars: Wesley Jonathan, Chrystee Pharris, Monica Allgeier, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 303

26. Dance with Me (1998)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Music

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: 5,248 | Gross: $15.81M

27. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

58 Metascore

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Votes: 17,858 | Gross: $0.00M

28. Fame (2009)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

39 Metascore

An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally, Kay Panabaker

Votes: 14,955 | Gross: $22.46M

29. Flashdance (1983)

R | 95 min | Drama, Music, Romance

39 Metascore

A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson

Votes: 40,242 | Gross: $94.90M

30. Footloose (1984)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

42 Metascore

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 59,394 | Gross: $80.04M

31. Footloose (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 41,129 | Gross: $51.80M

32. You Got Served (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

37 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Stokes | Stars: Omarion Grandberry, J-Boog, Raz B, Lil' Fizz

Votes: 24,376 | Gross: $40.07M

33. You Got Served: Beat the World (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Music

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.

Director: Robert Adetuyi | Stars: Tyrone Marshall Brown, Mishael Morgan, Nikki Grant, Ray Sho-Tyme Johnson

Votes: 1,750

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34. Go for It! (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Musical

44 Metascore

A student must decide between follwing her dream to become a dancer, or to follow the wishes of her family.

Director: Carmen Marron | Stars: Aimee Garcia, Al Bandiero, Jossara Jinaro, Gina Rodriguez

Votes: 1,055 | Gross: $0.18M

35. Feel the Noise (2007)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Music

36 Metascore

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.

Director: Alejandro Chomski | Stars: Omarion Grandberry, Giancarlo Esposito, Melonie Diaz, Rosa Arredondo

Votes: 3,491 | Gross: $5.87M

36. How She Move (2007)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Ian Iqbal Rashid | Stars: Rutina Wesley, Tre Armstrong, Brennan Gademans, Boyd Banks

Votes: 4,708 | Gross: $7.07M

37. Step Up Revolution (2012)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Music, Romance

43 Metascore

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.

Director: Scott Speer | Stars: Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Cleopatra Coleman, Misha Gabriel Hamilton

Votes: 49,376 | Gross: $35.07M

38. Step Up All In (2014)

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

45 Metascore

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.

Director: Trish Sie | Stars: Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Adam Sevani, Misha Gabriel Hamilton

Votes: 28,834 | Gross: $14.90M

39. Drumline: A New Beat (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper class Brooklyn girl, defies her parents in order to attend a college in Georgia so she can join - and revitalize - their once-prominent drumline.

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Alexandra Shipp, Leonard Roberts, Jordan Calloway, Jeff Pierre

Votes: 946