Dance Filmsby fiddlisa | created - 08 Aug 2014 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Movies with lots of great dancing in them
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2. An American in Paris (1951)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.
Votes: 26,337 | Gross: $4.50M
4. Mary Poppins (1964)
G | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Votes: 128,065 | Gross: $102.27M
5. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.
Votes: 97,478 | Gross: $32.54M
6. West Side Story (1961)
Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 84,283 | Gross: $43.66M
8. Trash Dance (2012)
Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family
Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places. Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the men and women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew... See full summary »
11. The Turning Point (1977)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Romance
When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Votes: 3,767 | Gross: $33.60M
12. Shall We Dance? (1996)
PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons.
Votes: 9,868 | Gross: $9.68M
13. White Christmas (1954)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
Votes: 25,953 | Gross: $30.00M
15. Kinky Boots (2005)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.
Votes: 16,390 | Gross: $1.82M
16. Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)
PG | 105 min | Documentary, Family, Music
The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition.
Votes: 3,239 | Gross: $8.04M
18. Victor Victoria (1982)
PG | 134 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Votes: 17,211 | Gross: $21.93M
19. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Votes: 118,219 | Gross: $139.88M
20. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 167,010 | Gross: $63.95M
21. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A widowed man's life turns upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man's long lost love.
Votes: 2,504 | Gross: $0.25M
23. On the Town (1949)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.
24. White Nights (1985)
PG-13 | 136 min | Drama, Music
An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to... See full summary »
Votes: 5,952 | Gross: $42.16M
26. Shall We Dance (2004)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Votes: 39,555 | Gross: $57.89M
27. Ballet Shoes (2007 TV Movie)
PG | 85 min | Drama, Family
The story of three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy), adopted by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew, and his niece Sylvia, in 1930s London.
30. The Tango Lesson (1997)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A scriptwriter comes to Paris to work on her film. There she takes up tango lessons and forms a relationship with the dancer.
Votes: 2,036 | Gross: $1.30M
31. The Birdcage (1996)
R | 117 min | Comedy
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.
Votes: 70,074 | Gross: $124.06M
32. Grease (1978)
PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Votes: 199,569 | Gross: $188.76M
33. Center Stage (2000)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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.
Votes: 17,179 | Gross: $17.17M
35. Easter Parade (1948)
Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance
A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.
Votes: 7,429 | Gross: $6.80M
36. Swing Kids (1993)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music
A close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun lead to more difficult choices as the Nazis begin tightening the grip on ... See full summary »
Votes: 14,373 | Gross: $5.63M
37. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.
Votes: 21,641 | Gross: $13.88M
38. The Cutting Edge (1992)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team.
Votes: 17,055 | Gross: $25.11M
39. Hairspray (2007)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Votes: 109,680 | Gross: $118.87M
40. Footloose (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 42,070 | Gross: $51.80M
41. The Company (2003)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Votes: 5,952 | Gross: $2.28M
43. Shall We Dance (1937)
Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they're already married.
45. Stormy Weather (1943)
Approved | 78 min | Musical
The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s.
46. Frances Ha (2012)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 the possibility of realizing them dwindles.
Votes: 57,195 | Gross: $4.06M
47. Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Music
After a humiliating commando performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.
Votes: 124,782 | Gross: $184.30M
49. Across the Universe (2007)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.
Votes: 99,733 | Gross: $24.34M
50. La La Land (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music