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, serious, captivating, romantic, sexy and feel good films and TV shows about / with dance, dancing, mentor, dancer, artists and showbiz, dialogue, runaway, music, hip hop and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
dance movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dance: Honey 2 (2011), La La Land (2016), Lambada (1990), Bolshoy (2017), Hipsters (2008), Step Up (2006), Take the Lead (2006), Strictly Ballroom (1992), Dance with Me (1998), Center Stage (2000).

List of dance movies

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: feel good, captivating, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dance school, music, dance, dancer's life, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, hip hop, contests and competitions, fall in love, r&b, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: melancholic, colourful, emotional, dramatic, sad ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: pianist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music, jazz, jazz club, audition, passion, dance, bigger dreams, jazz musician, jazz music, destiny ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: dance, college, school, music, latin, dancer's life, high school, hardcase students, teachers and students, high school life, urban ghetto, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
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Bolshoy (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Julia is incredibly talented. She can become a great ballerina. But for this purpose she must give up everything: the interests of the family, her first love, friendship. Over and over again the heroine will face a complex choice between the dream ...
Style: realistic, artsy, colourful, sad
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, ballerina, dance, theater, female protagonist, teacher, manipulation, mentor protege relationship, high school, performer's life, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
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Hipsters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels falls for Polly, a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew.
Style: stylized, captivating, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: youth, politics, love and romance, rock, adoption, rebellion, counterculture, subculture, state affairs, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dance, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: moscow russia, soviet union
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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: captivating, feel good, entertaining, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, dance school, music, teenage love, love and romance, dancing, youth, dancer, romance, ballet, follow your dream, performance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
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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, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, dance, high school, dancer, teachers and students, music, vandalism, contests and competitions, respect, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Strictly Ballroom (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brave new steps put Scott's career in jeopardy. With a new partner and determination, can he still succeed?
Style: stylized, feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, ballroom dancing, romance, cinderella story, transformation, dancer's life, underdog, dance school, wife husband relationship, revelation, falling in love, partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Dance with Me (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dance, ballroom dancing, romance, music, dancer's life, latin, contests and competitions, sport, follow your dream, opposites attract, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, texas, usa, latin america ...
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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, sentimental, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, music, dance, dancer, love triangle, competition, dancer's life, underdog, rock, ball, career, dance teacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
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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: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dancing, dance, underdog, music, cinderella story, romance, dancer's life, rock, welder, locksmith, ballet, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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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: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: hip hop, love and romance, dancing, follow your dream, ambition, sexual harassment, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, choreographer, club, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
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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: serious, captivating, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: music, small town, rebelliousness, high school, rebellion, fish out of water, dancer's life, high school life, dancing, dance, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
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Beat Street (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.
Style: serious, realistic, harsh, talky, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dance, subway, graffiti, breakdance, music, musician's life, college, artists and showbiz, disc jockey, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, tokyo, california ...
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Fame (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: dance school, high school, dance, audition, ambition, music, ballet, graduation, abortion, performer's life, rock, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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: entertaining, humorous, feel good, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: dream come true, follow your dream, teenage love, artists and showbiz, dream, romance, underdog, dancing, friendship, dance, teenage girl, dancer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
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Assassination Tango (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 114 min.
Story: John J. is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the General he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela, a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dance, assassination, tango, hitman, intrigue, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, usa, new york, south america ...
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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: serious, feel good, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, dancing, dance, high school, small town, dancer's life, repression, music, rock, young lovers, dancer, prom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, boston
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Tuff Turf (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The new guy (James Spader) in a Los Angeles high school does some singing and fights a hotshot (Paul Mones) over a disco dancer (Kim Richards).
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: gang, dance, teenager, high school, teenage life, crimes, love and romance, youth, vengeance, down on your luck, heist, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Zorba the Greek (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: greek, friendship, village, dance, dancing, widow, monastery, world, culture clash, buddies, romance, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, new orleans
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Liberty's Secret: The 100% All-American Musical (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The daughter of a preacher becomes the centerpiece for a conservative political campaign but finds herself falling in love with a woman.
Plot: jazz, politics, lesbian, dance, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, election, lesbian kiss, republican, tv host, lesbian couple ...
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Flesh and Bone (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, stylized, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, dancer's life, dance, performer's life, urban, dancer, ambition, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, young woman, leaving home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: serious, sexual, realistic, captivating
Plot: dance, dancer, ballet, dancer's life, rebelliousness, historical figure, artists and showbiz, against the rules, feminism, love affair, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, florence italy, riviera, soviet union, paris france ...
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Happy New Year (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Six would-be thieves enter a prestigious dance competition as a cover for their larger goal of pulling off a major heist
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dance, misfit partners, hotel, competition, pole dancer, thief, stripper, crimes, bollywood, partners, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dubai, middle east
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The Greening of Whitney Brown (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Whitney, a spoiled pre-teen from Philadelphia, is forced to move to the country when her parents feel the squeeze of economic hard times. A fish out of water, far from her comfort zone, she befriends an amazing horse, and undertakes a misguided ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: dance, horse, school, computer, city country contrast, house, laptop, family life, family, countryside, adventure, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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High Strung (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Romania, USA
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, entertaining, light, sweet
Audience: girls' night
Plot: violin, ballet, dancing, youth, hip hop, dancer's life, follow your dream, unlikely couple, breaking point, music, ambition, 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: feel good, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, hip hop, dancer's life, college, contests and competitions, music, ambition, rivalry, youth, couple relations, college life, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Girls Step (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Azusa (Anna Ishii) and Narumi (Fuka Koshiba) are 2nd grade high school students. They lack confidence and also any kind of ambitions. Hazuki (Karin Ono), Tamaki (Mika Akizuki) and Mika (Miku Uehara) are also unnoticed students at the same high ...
Plot: dance, teenager, dancing, gate, schoolgirl, schoolgirl uniform, japanese schoolgirl, walking on a beach, short skirt, girl wearing a miniskirt, mini skirt, shrine ...
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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...
Plot: dance, dancing, teacher, bar, loss of father, laundromat, held at gunpoint, father daughter relationship, death of father, female protagonist, waitress, wounded ...
Time: 1990s
Place: russia
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Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men (1989)
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: dance, serial killer, homoerotic fight, climbing a ladder, minimal dialogue, modern dance, blindfold, s&m, gay, gay kiss, undressing someone, ladder ...
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