Dance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, feel good, serious, entertaining, sexy and humorous films and TV shows about / with dance, dancing, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, music, ambition, hip hop, dancer, mentor and teenager plots mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dance: Center Stage (2000), Step Up (2006), Footloose (2011), Strictly Ballroom (1992), Honey (2003), Flesh and Bone (2015), How She Move (2007), Step Sisters (2018), Dance Academy (2010), Honey 2 (2011).

List of dance movies

 6.7
 19K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 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.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, ballet, dancing, music, love triangle, love and romance, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, infidelity, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
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 6.5
 110K
Step Up (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sweet, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dance, dance school, love and romance, teen romance, music, dancer, hip hop, ballet, teenage love, dancer's life, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
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 5.9
 46K
Footloose (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s ...
Style: sincere, feel good, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: dancing, dance, teenage love, dancer's life, small town, repression, rebellion, rebelliousness, love and romance, music, young lovers, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, southern usa, boston
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Strictly Ballroom (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brave new steps put Scott's career in jeopardy. With a new partner and determination, can he still succeed?
Style: humorous, feel good, sincere, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, ballroom dancing, dance, fall in love, romance, female partner, ambition, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rise to the top, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 5.4
 43K
Honey (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep ...
Style: sexy, exciting, semi serious, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, dance, love and romance, lifestyle, follow your dream, teenagers, sexual harassment, music, ambition, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
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 7.9
 10K
Flesh and Bone (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A talented but emotionally troubled dancer runs away to New York City and quickly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of professional ballet.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, incest, mentally unstable, dance, ambition, dancer's life, ballerina, artists and showbiz, dancing, power relations, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 3.5
 5K
How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, dancing, hip hop, youth, contests and competitions, follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, ambition, coming of age, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.4
 4K
Step Sisters (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jamilah has her whole life figured out. She's the president of her black sorority, captain of their champion step dance crew, is student liaison to the college dean, and her next move is on to Harvard Law School. She's got it all, right? ...
Style: entertaining, light, inspirational, motivational
Plot: sorority, dance, dancing, college, sorority girl, competition, dance contest, college student, female protagonist, mentor, direction and purpose, female friendship ...
Time: 2010s
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Dance Academy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At Sydney's National Dance Academy, a few talented youngsters are recruited for the excruciatingly tough course. It follows Tara Webster, a sheepfarmgirl who's ambition is to be the next best ballerina. Jewish long line of doctors' ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dance school, dancer's life, friendship, ballet, teacher, dance, ballerina, ambition, teenage life, ambitious, hopes, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 5.3
 7K
Honey 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2003 dance movie Honey. Recently released from juvenile detention, talented dancer Maria Ramirez finds an outlet for her passion with a new dance crew.
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, dance school, dancer's life, juvenile delinquency, music, dance, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, r&b, fall in love, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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 3.4
 980
Lambada (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them academics. But when a jealous student exposes Kevin's ...
Style: sexy, feel good, semi serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dance, dancing, college, school, high school, music, high school life, nightlife, disgruntled, ambition, power relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
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Hairspray Live! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.
Style: entertaining, feel good, captivating, humorous
Plot: dance, black man white woman relationship, racial segregation, equality, dancing, racism, live performance, dream, race, live broadcast, society, music ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: baltimore
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Dance with Me (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, ballroom dancing, dancer's life, dance, romance, follow your dream, social differences, teachers and students, opposites attract, hopes, ambition, music ...
Place: las vegas, usa, latin america, cuba, nevada ...
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 6.6
 25K
Take the Lead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: feel good, captivating, inspirational, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dancer, dedicated educator, high school, dance, teachers and students, ambition, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.2
 48K
Flashdance (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The popular 1980’s dance movie that depicts the life of an exotic dancer with a side job as a welder who true desire is to get into ballet school. It’s her dream to be a professional dancer and now is her chance. The film has a great soundtrack ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dance, dancing, music, underdog, cinderella story, ballet, romance, urban ghetto, ambition, rivalry, artists and showbiz, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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 6.6
 70K
Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: captivating, serious, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: dancing, high school, music, dance, youth, rebelliousness, love and romance, dancer's life, rebellion, small town, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, chicago illinois
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 6.6
 119K
Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: artists and showbiz, teenage love, dream come true, dancing, follow your dream, dance, overweight, black man white woman relationship, underdog, romance, dream, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa, chicago illinois
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Platinum the Dance Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: DANCE-OFF is a tongue-in-cheek family comedy set in the world of competition dancing starring talented dancers and choreographers from TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance!” Two rival studios pick their stars Jasmine and Brandon to compete ...
Style: captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious
Plot: dancing, dance, competition, fight, jealousy, against the odds, rise to the top, dancer's life, love, chores, gym, boy ...
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 5.1
 852
Off Beat (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer/friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in the show by posing as a police officer. He falls for a ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: switching roles, dancing, dance, friendship, disorder, mistaken identity, contests and competitions, misfit, love and romance, law enforcement, fish out of water, police officer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.4
 8K
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
Plot: dancing, ballet, violin, dancer's life, dance, performance, leotard, youth, unlikely couple, competition, culture clash, musician ...
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Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, feel good, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, dance, dancer's life, college, rivalry, college life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, student life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Desert Dancer (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, United Arab Emirates, Romania, Morocco
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inspirational true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban.
Style: uplifting, serious, suspense, sad, based on true events ...
Plot: dance, dancer's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the rules, oppression, friendship, violence, emigration, dancing, dance studio, drug addict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, paris france
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The Tango Lesson (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a trip to Paris Sally meets Pablo, a tango dancer. He starts teaching her to dance then she returns to London to work on some "projects". She visits Buenos Aires and learns more from Pablo's friends. Sally and Pablo meet again but ...
Style: sentimental, epic, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: dance, dancing, tango, dancer, obsession, couple relations, introspection, showbiz, human nature, latin, lifestyle, dancer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, paris france, london, latin america, europe ...
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 7.0
 3K
Fame (1982)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987. The show is based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name. Using a mixture of drama and music, it followed the lives of the students and faculty at the New York ...
Style: feel good, realistic, serious, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, music, dancing, dance, desire for fame, friendship, power relations, high school life, self discovery, student life, teenage life, rehearsal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 502K
La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, melancholic, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, dancing, jazz, music, pianist, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, jazz music, jazz musician, dance ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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 5.6
 52K
Magic Mike XXL (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, strip club, male friendship, friendship between men, dance, workplace, hopes, artists and showbiz, on the road, performer's life, ambition, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, florida, california, rome italy
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We Are Your Friends (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Young Cole Carter dreams of hitting the big time as a Hollywood disc jockey, spending his days and nights hanging with buddies and working on the one track that will set the world on fire. Opportunity comes knocking when he meets James Reed, a ...
Style: light, entertaining, romantic, harsh, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dj, music festival, party, fame, friendship between men, musician, dance, ecstasy, friendship, dancing, ambition, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california
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 6.2
 56K
Step Up 3D (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, contests and competitions, happy ending, youth, hip hop, ambition, young lovers, music, romance, dance, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 15K
Swing Kids (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, against the rules, rebelliousness, against the odds, friends, political unrest, dance, dancing, brainwashing, fighting the system, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe, new york, usa, hamburg germany ...
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 3.9
 26K
You Got Served (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, inspirational, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, rivalry, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, dancer's life, betrayal, dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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