Mirror Balls And Poppers: Movies Featuring Disco Music

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1. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

77 Metascore

Anxious about his future after high school, a 19 year old Italian American from Brooklyn tries to escape the harsh reality of his bleak family life by dominating the dance floor at the local disco.

Director: John Badham | Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali

Votes: 60,520 | Gross: $94.21M

2. The Apple (1980)

PG | 90 min | Music, Musical, Sci-Fi

In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, and subsequently the world of drugs.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, George Gilmour, Grace Kennedy, Allan Love

Votes: 1,530

3. Thank God It's Friday (1978)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Music

It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot new disco. The Commodores are scheduled to play if Floyd shows up with the instruments and Nicole dreams of becoming a disco star. Other ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Klane | Stars: Donna Summer, Valerie Landsburg, Terri Nunn, Chick Vennera

Votes: 1,801 | Gross: $7.30M

4. Xanadu (1980)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

35 Metascore

A struggling artist living in Los Angeles meets a girl who may hold the key to his happiness.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan

Votes: 10,241 | Gross: $22.76M

5. 54 (1998)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

33 Metascore

The famous 1970s New York City nightclub seen and told through the eyes of a young employee.

Director: Mark Christopher | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers

Votes: 29,368 | Gross: $16.57M

6. Can't Stop the Music (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

A pseudo autobiography of disco's The Village People.

Director: Nancy Walker | Stars: Ray Simpson, David Hodo, Felipe Rose, Randy Jones

Votes: 3,206 | Gross: $2.00M

7. The Last Days of Disco (1998)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

76 Metascore

Story of two female Manhattan book editors fresh out of college, both finding love and themselves while frequenting the local disco.

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Chris Eigeman, Mackenzie Astin

Votes: 10,771 | Gross: $2.99M

8. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 208,713 | Gross: $26.40M

9. Roller Boogie (1979)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Music

Skaters band together to keep their roller-disco open.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Linda Blair, Jim Bray, Beverly Garland, Roger Perry

Votes: 1,393 | Gross: $13.25M

10. Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

At a roller disco competition, two rivals find themselves becoming good friends while competing for a prize of one thousand dollars in cash.

Director: William A. Levey | Stars: Scott Baio, Flip Wilson, Ron Palillo, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 380

11. Disco Godfather (1979)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, ... See full summary »

Director: J. Robert Wagoner | Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed, Jimmy Lynch, Jerry Jones

Votes: 912

12. Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

R | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 6,957 | Gross: $20.00M

13. Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

R | 136 min | Drama, Romance

A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton

Votes: 5,815 | Gross: $16.90M

14. Disco (2008)

103 min | Comedy

Didier Travolta (Franck Dubosc) is a 40-year-old disco music fan who has no job, lives with his mother, and has a son he hasn't seen for a while in Britain. The mother of his son refuses to... See full summary »

Director: Fabien Onteniente | Stars: Franck Dubosc, Emmanuelle Béart, Gérard Depardieu, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 1,265

15. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

45 Metascore

At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 11,927 | Gross: $14.80M

16. Disco Pigs (2001)

TV-MA | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A twisted rite of passage.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Cillian Murphy, Sarah Gallagher, Charles Bark

Votes: 3,891

17. Disco ormene (2008)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Two lowly earthworms, Gloria and Barry, decide to make the world's greatest disco band which helps them rise from the bottom of the food chain to stardom proving that earthworms can boogie too.

Director: Thomas Borch Nielsen | Stars: Peter Frödin, Trine Dyrholm, Lars Hjortshøj, Troels Lyby

Votes: 708

18. Car Wash (1976)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A comedic take on the daily life of a car wash employees, chronicling their hopes, fears, joys, dreams and tribulations. And meeting a few eccentric costumers along the way.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Darrow Igus, Otis Day

Votes: 5,335

19. Muriel's Wedding (1994)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee

Votes: 30,535 | Gross: $15.19M

20. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

68 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 40,744 | Gross: $11.22M

21. Strip Jack Naked: Nighthawks II (1991)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Ron Peck talks about his experiences of growing up as a gay man, the attitudes to homosexuality in Britain, and his journey towards making his film Nighthawks (1978).

Director: Ron Peck | Stars: Ron Peck, John Brown, John Daimon, Nick Bolton

Votes: 65

22. The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976 TV Special)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy

Witchipoo and the Wicked Witch of the West give Paul Lynde three wishes for Halloween. KISS performs three songs. Florence Henderson sings a disco version of "That Old Black Magic."

Director: Sid Smith | Stars: Paul Lynde, Tim Conway, Roz Kelly, Margaret Hamilton

Votes: 176

23. Tony Manero (2008)

TV-MA | 97 min | Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from Saturday Night Fever (1977).

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Alfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera, Héctor Morales, Paola Lattus

Votes: 2,734

24. Groove (2000)

R | 86 min | Drama, Music

54 Metascore

An inside look into one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene.

Director: Greg Harrison | Stars: Chris Ferreira, Mackenzie Firgens, Elizabeth Sun, Steve Van Wormer

Votes: 3,745 | Gross: $1.11M

25. Saturday Night at the Baths (1975)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

A musician from Montana finds work and other things at The Continental Baths in New York City, 1974.

Director: David Buckley | Stars: Robert Aberdeen, Ellen Sheppard, Don Scotti, Steve Ostrow

Votes: 309

26. The Stud (1978)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Fontaine Khaled is the wife of a wealthy but boring businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, the hobo, and partying. She hires a manager, Tony, to run her club, but it is ... See full summary »

Director: Quentin Masters | Stars: Joan Collins, Oliver Tobias, Sue Lloyd, Mark Burns

Votes: 674

27. Cruising (1980)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox

Votes: 15,236 | Gross: $19.80M

28. The Secret Disco Revolution (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

56 Metascore

A documentary on the disco era featuring interview with its key musicians.

Director: Jamie Kastner | Stars: Peter Keleghan, Julia Hladkowicz, Kito Lightbourne, Chris Reginald Taylor

Votes: 218

29. The Best of Village People (1993 Video)

73 min

Including In The Navy, Macho Man and the original versions of Y.M.C.A. and Go West.

Stars: Alex Briley, David Hodo, Glenn Hughes, Randy Jones

Votes: 19

30. Discopathe (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Fantasy, Horror

The mid-70's: a timid young New Yorker leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music: disco. Unable to control his murderous ... See full summary »

Director: Renaud Gauthier | Stars: Jérémie Earp-Lavergne, Sandrine Bisson, Ivan Freud, Ingrid Falaise

Votes: 505