Dance Movies

by tinka_bellamina | created - 30 Jun 2016 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

A list of dance movies that I have seen.

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1. 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: 17,648 | Gross: $17.17M

2. 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: 5,603

3. Center Stage: On Pointe (2016 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Music

In Center Stage: On Pointe, Jonathan Reeves (Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy, and enlists his his top ... See full summary »

Director: Director X. | Stars: Nicole Muñoz, Kenny Wormald, Barton Cowperthwaite, Chloe Lukasiak

Votes: 1,022

4. 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: 10,422

5. 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: 8,465

6. Battlefield America (2012)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Musical

31 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Stokes | Stars: Marques Houston, Mekia Cox, Christopher Jones, Lynn Whitfield

Votes: 1,370

7. 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, Damaine Radcliff, De'Shawn Washington

Votes: 105,052 | Gross: $65.33M

8. 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: 76,540 | Gross: $58.02M

9. 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: 53,417 | Gross: $42.40M

10. 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: 51,601 | Gross: $35.07M

11. 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: 30,688 | Gross: $14.90M

12. 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: 4,744 | Gross: $7.07M

13. B-Girl (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A story about a female breakdancer overcoming a brutal attack to claim her place in the world of underground hip-hop.

Director: Emily Dell | Stars: Julie 'Jules' Urich, Missy Yager, Wesley Jonathan, Drew Sidora

Votes: 609

14. 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 Marrón | Stars: Aimee Garcia, Al Bandiero, Jossara Jinaro, Gina Rodriguez

Votes: 1,075 | Gross: $0.18M

15. 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: 54,376 | Gross: $91.06M

16. 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: 4,707

17. 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, Jarell Houston, Raz B, Lil' Fizz

Votes: 25,257 | Gross: $40.07M

18. 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: 1,795

19. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 116,747 | Gross: $22.00M

20. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

56 Metascore

Janey is new in town and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general and "Dance TV" in particular.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers, Richard Blade, Ian Michael Giatti

Votes: 9,193 | Gross: $6.33M

21. 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: 41,298 | Gross: $30.22M

22. 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: 6,476

23. Honey 3: Dare to Dance (2016 Video)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Family, Music

While attending college in Cape Town, Melea Martin loses her scholarship and must find money to pay for the rest of her semester. Searching for a way to honor her recently deceased mother ... See full summary »

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Cassie Ventura, Kenny Wormald, Dena Kaplan, Sibongile Mlambo

Votes: 1,327

24. 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: 64,296 | Gross: $80.04M

I don't know if this really counts as a dance movie to other people but...

25. 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: 43,665 | Gross: $51.80M

Same goes for this footloose as well.

26. Battle of the Year (2013)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Music

29 Metascore

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.

Director: Benson Lee | Stars: Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, Caity Lotz

Votes: 8,808 | Gross: $8.89M

27. 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: 177,911 | Gross: $0.62M

28. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

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

39 Metascore

High school senior Katey moves to Havana in November 1958, when her dad gets a promotion at Ford. She meets a local waiter, who introduces her to sensual Cuban music/dance. They enter a big dance contest for the prize when he gets fired.

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

Votes: 25,372 | Gross: $14.16M

29. 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: 23,887 | Gross: $34.74M

30. Stomp the Yard (2007)

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

44 Metascore

When his brother is murdered, a street dancer moves to Georgia to work his way thru college. He joins a fraternity's step dancing team for a competition. Will he also get an education and the girl?

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

Votes: 21,126 | Gross: $61.36M

I think it counts.

31. 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: 2,149

I think it counts.

32. 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: 5,802

33. High Strung (2016)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Music, Romance

48 Metascore

When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Damian | Stars: Keenan Kampa, Nicholas Galitzine, Sonoya Mizuno, Jane Seymour

Votes: 7,557 | Gross: $0.05M

34. Dance Academy: The Movie (2017)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.

Director: Jeffrey Walker | Stars: Xenia Goodwin, Mackenzie Fearnley, Ines English, Adam Sollis

Votes: 1,237

35. Bravetown (I) (2015)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music

36 Metascore

Josh a talented DJ, comes to a small town, where he finds love, and a friend. A place he never would have thought he'd belong.

Director: Daniel Duran | Stars: Laura Dern, Maria Bello, Josh Duhamel, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 3,361

It's not exactly a dance movie, but I think it should be on this list.



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