Modern dance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant modern dance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, psychological, serious, sexy, suspenseful and weird films and TV shows about / with modern dance, dancing, dancer, ballet, suspense, love, female nudity, obsession, ballerina and sex plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as modern dance: Center Stage: On Pointe (2016), Polina (2016), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Test (2013), Battle (2018), High Strung (2016), Devil Doll (1964), Passion (2012), Suspiria (2018), Mammame (1986).

List of modern dance movies

Center Stage: On Pointe (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 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 choreographers Charlie (Radetsky), Cooper (Stiefel) and Tommy (Wormald) ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, psychological, funny
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, friendship, dancer, audition, ballerina, rivalry, partner, modern dance, reputation, ballet, camp, competition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Polina (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Polina is a young dancer from a modest family. After years of ballet academy, she is accepted by the Bolshoi; still, she decides to try and audition of a modern dance company in France. She makes it, but her journey will not end there...
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, touching, romantic ...
Plot: dancing, ballet, ballerina, modern dance, emigrant, wound, father daughter relationship, hunting, wounded, homeless, death of father, loss of father ...
Time: 90s, 21st century
Place: russia, paris france, france
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Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live (2015)
Genre: Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Taylor delivers the concert event of the year. Filmed at Sydney's ANZ Stadium in front of 76,000 fans, The 1989 World Tour - Live captures the excitement and energy of the hottest pop star in the world. Filled with great music, an electrifying ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, light, visually appealing, concert film
Plot: pop music, pop culture, singer, pop star, pop singer, female protagonist, dancer, dancing, modern dance, music, artists and showbiz, follow your dream ...
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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman ...
Style: mind bending, romantic, thought provoking, philosophical, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: destiny, love story, alternate reality, power of love, fictional reality, twists and turns, fall in love, politics, changing the past or future, manipulation, true love, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Test (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: San Francisco, 1985. Two opposites attract at a modern dance company. Together, their courage and resilience are tested as they navigate a world full of risks and promise, against the backdrop of a disease no one seems to know anything about.
Style: tense, serious, touching, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay interest, gays and lesbians, aids, dancer's life, opposites attract, friendship, gay slur, artists and showbiz, terminal illness, lgbtq ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Battle (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Amalie is the girl who has everything, good looks, money, a boyfriend and a big talent of dancing. One day, her world falls apart and she moves from everything she knows. Then enter Mikael. He is dancing in the streets and Amalie joins him in ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, uplifting, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, pre-teens
Plot: dancing, love, bankrupt, follow your dream, lie, youth, dancer's life, love affair, fall in love, couples, hopes, friendship ...
Place: oslo norway, norway
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High Strung (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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 crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a ...
Style: romantic, light, sweet, entertaining
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dancing, ballet, dancer's life, violin, performance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, youth, teenager, college, musician, culture clash, competition ...
Place: new york
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Devil Doll (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.
Style: psychotronic, noir, controversial, scary, serious ...
Plot: ventriloquist, ventriloquist dummy, puppet, hypnosis, mind control, evil doll, murder, investigation, supernatural, supernatural power, killer doll, jealous woman ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, europe, england, berlin germany
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Passion (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: twists and turns, boss and employee, rivalry, murder, suspense, blackmail, betrayal, erotica, workplace intrigue, framed for murder, boss, power relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Suspiria (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A young ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, psychological, dark, scary ...
Audience: date night
Plot: good versus evil, ritual sacrifice, dead woman, mysterious event, paranormal phenomena, suspense, telepathy, curse, spiritualism, abuse of power, corporal punishment, witchcraft ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1943, year 1948, post world war two
Place: berlin germany, italy, west berlin west germany, ohio, east berlin
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Mammame (1986)
Genre: Fantasy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A Ruizian adaptation of Jean-Claude Gallotta's iconic wordless ballet choreography.
Style: silent film
Plot: dance performance, beach, modern dance, choreography, performance, ballet, dancing, no dialogue
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Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men (1989)
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Loosely based on the story of serial killer Dennis Nilsen, it explores the interwoven notions of loneliness, desire and trust. Founded upon the conviction that societal homophobia often results in tragic consequences, the work grapples with the ...
Plot: dancing, gay, serial killer, gay interest, male nudity, dancer, cruise, minimal dialogue, homoeroticism, homoerotic fight, gay cruising, man in underwear ...
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Lou Didn't Say No (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 78 min.
Story: "Inspired by the correspondence between Rainer Maria Rilke and his psychoanalyst paramour Lou Andreas-Salomé, Miévilleés sophisticated study of modern love charts the turbulent relationship between a filmmaker (Bunel) and a volatile actor ...
Plot: rehearsal, violence, love, dancing, classical music, dancer, love triangle, modern dance, actor, bourgeoisie, jealousy, ex lover ...
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Toto Macario by Night (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two strange street musicians end up in jail and exchange sexy stories to while away time.
Plot: lgbt, jail, prison, transvestite, modern dance, gymnastics, striptease, nightclub, sex
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Radio City Christmas Spectacular (2007)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is an annual musical holiday stage show presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The show features over 140 performers, lavish sets and costumes and an original musical score. The 90 minute revue ...
Plot: christmas, dancing, snow, little girl, singer, little boy, gift, musician, dancer, bus, airplane, makeover ...
Place: new york
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Tori (2004)
Country: Japan
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Japanese film directed by Tadanobu Asano.
Style: avant garde, anthology
Plot: comedy duo, dancer, subway, modern dance, sword fight, graffiti, bird, performance, suicide, samurai, skateboard, black and white segues into color ...
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CQ2 (Seek You Too) (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CQ2 (seek you too) is the story of an teenager, with an uncertain future, who canalises her lust for life in the study of contemporary dance.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: androgyny, dancer, troubled teen, teenager, dancehall girl, social problems, social misfits, teenage life, society, suspense, dancing, rape ...
Place: montreal
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The Heirloom (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Taiwanese man returns to the island after years abroad when he inherits a house; when he and his fiancé move in, strange things start to happen.
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, suspense, vengeance, inheritance, supernatural, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, estate, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, family secret ...
Time: 21st century
Place: taipei
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Saving Face (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Style: romantic, touching, sexy, humorous, inter cultural ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, coming out, lesbian romance, lgbtq, gay, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians, loneliness, marriage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, shanghai, manhattan new york city ...
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Save the Last Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 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.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: dancing, interracial romance, ballet, high school, dancer's life, hip hop, teenager, music, street dance, love and romance, african american, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, usa, new york, san francisco
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Isadora (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of ...
Style: sexy, sad, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, dancing, female nudity, women, children, dancer, art, girl, fictional history, age-gap relationship, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 1920s, year 1900, 19th century, 1890s, 20th century
Place: europe, russia, ussr, florence, london ...
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The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Style: atmospheric, tense, political, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, corruption, suspense, character study, police detective, fighting crime, political unrest, teacher, dancing, violence, assassination, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: latin america, spain, israel
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The Red Shoes (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A woman who finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform soon realizes that jealousy, greed, and death follow them wherever they go.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, fairy tale, bleak ...
Plot: ghost, curse, supernatural, obsession, murder, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, children, haunted ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: south korea
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The Book of Revelation (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An erotic mystery about power and sex, the entanglement of victim and perpetrator, and a man's struggle to regain his lost self.
Style: erotic, disturbing, surreal, psychological, serious ...
Plot: sex crime, kidnapping, woman rapes man, sexual abuse, rape and revenge, female rapist, confined, sexual humiliation, sex slave, male rape victim, kidnapped man, male rape ...
Place: australia
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Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: mumblecore, feel good, realistic, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, relationships, female friendship, dancer, coming of age, bittersweet, loneliness, friendship, melancholy, female protagonist, dancing, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, new jersey, france ...
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A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, erotic, emotional ...
Audience: adult
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love affair, older woman younger man sex, sexual content, family problems, infidelity, teenage sexuality, voyeur, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple of British 1970s teenaged boys, Enn and Vic, go to a party to meet girls, only to find that the girls are very different from the boys' expectations.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: punk rock, alien, surrealism, galaxy, human alien relationship, forbidden love, teenage boy, party, teenager, coming of age, girl, sex ...
Time: 70s, year 1992, 90s, year 1977
Place: london
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Thelma (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Norway, France, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, psychological, twisted, art house ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, university, lesbian love, teenage girl, healing power, lesbian attraction, epilepsy, supernatural power, suspense, female student, bird ...
Time: year 2016, 2010s, 21st century
Place: scandinavia, oslo norway, eastern europe, sweden
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