Tango movies

by sofiaponomareva | created - 22 Aug 2013 | updated - 20 Jul 2014 | Public

Films about the tango, or films with good scenes of this dance

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1. Tango Bar (1987)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A fled Tango show owner returns to Buenos Aires to join his partners after the oppressive government of Argentina has dissolved.

Director: Marcos Zurinaga | Stars: Raul Julia, Valeria Lynch, Rubén Juárez, Nélida Rodríguez

Votes: 145

Raul Julia in his Argentine years! Rare film

2. Tango (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Musical

Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Cecilia Narova, Mía Maestro, Juan Carlos Copes

Votes: 2,636 | Gross: $1.69M

3. Tango libre (2012)

98 min | Drama

A prison guard is attracted to a woman at his weekly tango class. They meet again when she visits her husband in the prison where he works and he is drawn into her complicated romantic life. Meanwhile the prisoners are learning the tango.

Director: Frédéric Fonteyne | Stars: François Damiens, Sergi López, Jan Hammenecker, Anne Paulicevich

Votes: 713

4. The Tango Lesson (1997)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

65 Metascore

A scriptwriter comes to Paris to work on her film. There she takes up tango lessons and forms a relationship with the dancer.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Sally Potter, Pablo Verón, Morgane Maugran, Géraldine Maillet

Votes: 2,036 | Gross: $1.30M

5. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Musical

Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Marie Laforêt, Philippe Léotard, Miguel Ángel Solá, Marina Vlady

Votes: 497

6. Assassination Tango (2002)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

An aging hitman gets a contract to kill a General in Buenos Aires, Argentina. But when his mark becomes unavailable, he becomes involved in Argentinian tango culture.

Director: Robert Duvall | Stars: Robert Duvall, Luciana Pedraza, Rubén Blades, Kathy Baker

Votes: 2,723 | Gross: $0.97M

7. Tanghi argentini (2006)

14 min | Short, Comedy

An office clerk with a hankering to tango enlists the support of a workplace colleague as he prepares for a date. It's Christmas time and the concept of giving assumes fairy tale proportions in this beguiling modern story.

Director: Guy Thys | Stars: Dirk van Dijck, Koen van Impe, Hilde Norga, Mathias Sercu

Votes: 648

8. La vida es un tango (1939)

87 min | Musical

Romance - with its ruptures and reunions - between a girl and a boy who want to succeed with the tango.

Director: Manuel Romero | Stars: Florencio Parravicini, Tito Lusiardo, Hugo del Carril, Sabina Olmos

Votes: 23

9. Valentina's Tango (2006)

R | 98 min | Thriller

A dark comedy/drama of a woman's decent into madness by love. Family and loved ones try to save her but but are sucked into the madness with her. Greek tragedy mixed with farce tells this tale of passionate love and lust.

Director: Rogelio Lobato | Stars: Guillermina Quiroga, Jordi Caballero, Dianna Miranda, George Perez

Votes: 79

10. Naked Tango (1990)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

When a young European woman assumes a false identity in 1920s Argentina, she gets more than she bargained for.

Director: Leonard Schrader | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Mathilda May, Fernando Rey, Tony Payne

Votes: 551

11. Scent of a Woman (1992)

R | 156 min | Drama

59 Metascore

A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar

Votes: 223,628 | Gross: $63.90M

Blind Al Pacino dancing

12. Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

62 Metascore

The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack

Votes: 66,457 | Gross: $48.92M

13. True Lies (1994)

R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

63 Metascore

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Votes: 213,284 | Gross: $146.28M

Arnold is the best!

14. 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: 23,390 | Gross: $34.74M

Banderas dancing. And some americans children in the end, but it isn't such good.

15. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 246,410 | Gross: $57.39M

Tango de Roxanne

16. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro

Votes: 72,042 | Gross: $25.89M

Female couple (Salma Hayek y Ashley Judd)

17. Valentino (1977)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Carol Kane

Votes: 1,416

male couple "Rudolpho Valentino" (Nureev) and "Vaslav Nijinsky". Music - Russian song Ochi chernie (Black eyes)

18. Soldier of Orange (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

During WW2, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Susan Penhaligon, Edward Fox

Votes: 9,947

Rutger Hauer dancing with male nazi officer

19. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

53 Metascore

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 45,350 | Gross: $29.08M

Tango Maureen

-Where'd you learn to tango? -With the French Ambassador's daughter In her dorm room at Miss Porter's and you? -With Nanetter Himmelfarb The Rabbi's daughter at the Scarsdale Jewish Community Center

20. Easy Virtue (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

58 Metascore

A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth

Votes: 18,538 | Gross: $2.66M

Colin Firth & Jessica Biel Tango Scene

21. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

82 Metascore

Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 195,345 | Gross: $170.69M

Cell Block Tango

22. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

72 Metascore

A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson

Votes: 22,723 | Gross: $11.74M

23. 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: 8,174

blind lesson

24. 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: 52,101 | Gross: $42.40M

Broken Tango Scene

25. Shall We Dance (2004)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

47 Metascore

A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 39,541 | Gross: $57.89M

Lopes and Richard Gere aren't quite good in this dance

26. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 401,273 | Gross: $186.34M

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. I can't feel the fire

27. Upside Down (I) (2012)

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

45 Metascore

Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love.

Director: Juan Solanas | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst, Timothy Spall, Blu Mankuma

Votes: 64,906 | Gross: $0.10M

Kirsten Dunst in movie made by Argent. director

28. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard

Votes: 2,832 | Gross: $9.20M

Rudi Valentino



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