Ballet movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ballet movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good, captivating, serious and light films and TV shows about / with ballet, dancing, dance, ballerina, dancer, hopes, family, dancer's life, ambition and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ballet: Black Swan (2010), Billy Elliot (2000), Bolshoy (2017), High Strung (2016), Mathilde (2017), Center Stage (2000), Flesh and Bone (2015), Save the Last Dance (2001), Ballerina (2016), Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001).

List of ballet movies

 8.0
 702K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, hallucination, mental illness, dancer's life, psychology, surrealism, paranoia, insanity, dark fantasy, showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 127K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: ballet, coming of age, follow your dream, gay, dancer's life, audition, father son relationship, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, working class, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
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 6.9
 842
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: colourful, realistic, artsy, sad
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, dancing, ballerina, dance, theater, teacher, female protagonist, mentor, high school, rivalry, friendship, performer's life ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
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Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: King Randolph sends for his cousin Duchess Rowena to help turn his daughters, Princess Genevieve and her 11 sisters, into better ladies. But the Duchess takes away all the sisters fun, including the sisters favorite pastime: dancing.Thinking all ...
Style: feel good, colourful, touching, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: princess, ballet, barbie, dancing, imaginary, save the day, rivalry, imaginary kingdom, magic, happy ending, follow your dream, young heroes ...
Place: germany
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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, entertaining, sweet
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dancing, ballet, violin, dancer's life, dance, performance, leotard, youth, culture clash, unlikely couple, ambition, musician ...
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 5.4
 2K
Mathilde (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The love story of the famous ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Style: based on true events, psychological, thought provoking, tense
Plot: ballet, female nudity, theater, passion, moral dilemma, secret love, impossible love, father son relationship, family, love and romance, family problems, czar ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 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, lifestyle, hopes, ambition, love and romance, infidelity, artists and showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
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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, psychological, stylized, bleak, tense ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, incest, dancer's life, mentally unstable, dance, ambition, ballerina, artists and showbiz, brother sister incest, dancing, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, pittsburgh
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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, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial romance, dancing, dancer's life, ballet, teenage love, hip hop, high school, follow your dream, hopes, romance, dance school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
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 6.8
 20K
Ballerina (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
Style: touching, inspirational, light, sweet, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: dancing, ballerina, ballet, rivalry, orphan, follow your dream, inventor, best friends in love, children, escape, flying, redhead girl ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, brittany
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Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)
Genre: Animation, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: "Barbie" stars as Clara in this animated retelling of the classic Christmas ballet, complete with Tchaikovsky soundtrack and ballet choreography.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: ballet, barbie, cinderella story, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, adventure, imaginary, friendship, rescue, objects come to life, christmas ...
Place: london, new york, europe, england, usa ...
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Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Barbie as Odette, the young daughter of a baker, follows a unicorn into the Enchanted Forest and is transformed into a swan by an evil wizard intent on defeating the Fairy Queen.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, unusual plot structure, light
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: barbie, ballet, unicorn, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, imaginary, rivalry, friends, curses spells and rituals, family, danger, escapades ...
Place: russia
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 6.7
 7K
White Nights (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 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 become a dancer for the Bolshoi again, but he wishes to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: ballet, kgb, dance, tap dance, escape, tap dancing, culture clash, artists and showbiz, landing, against the odds, society, unlikely partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, siberia, soviet union, london
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Barbie in the Pink Shoes (2013)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Dance your way to a magical adventure with Barbie as Kristyn, a ballerina with big dreams! When she tries on a pair of sparkling pink shoes, she and her best friend, Hailey, are whisked away to a fantastical ballet world. There, Kristyn discovers ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, captivating, sincere, light
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: ballet, barbie, prince, imaginary kingdom, dancer's life, best friends, escapades, princess, talent, aspiration, magic, success ...
Time: 2010s
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The Turning Point (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, ballerina, career change, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, bittersweet, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, oklahoma, usa, california
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 6.3
 6K
The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: stylized, realistic, sincere, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: ballet, choreographer, ballerina, ambition, rising to stardom, dancer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Find Me in Paris (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A young ballet dancer from 1905 is transported into the 21st century with the power of a magical necklace.
Style: captivating, feel good, exciting, humorous, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: ballerina, ballet, female protagonist, time travel, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, culture shock, teenage girl, dancing, pursuit, love and romance, society ...
Place: paris france
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 6.6
 8K
Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ballet, orphan, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, youth, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, hopes, dancing, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
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 6.5
 111K
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, music, dancer, hip hop, ballet, teenage love, teen romance, dancer's life, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
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Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ballet, against the odds, ambition, dancer, communism, immigrants, promise, self fulfillment, human spirit, follow your dream, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1981 ...
Place: texas, china, asia, usa, houston texas ...
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Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: All self-taught dancer Kate Parker has ever wanted to do was perform with the American Academy of Ballet. But when she doesnt make it after auditioning, she learns that it takes more than precision and perfection to succeed in the dance world.
Style: light, motivational, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, follow your dream, performer's life, youth, rivalry, hopes, lifestyle, ambition, dancing, young lovers, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.9
 1K
Let's Dance (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his crew breaks up, a gifted but insecure hip-hop dancer teaches at a top ballet school in Paris, where he falls for an aspiring ballerina.
Style: light, captivating, humorous, romantic, disturbing
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ballet, ballerina, ambition, performance, dance studio, rivalry, job, dancing, youth, hopes, love and romance, father son relationship ...
Place: paris france
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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, ballerina, ballet, teacher, dancing, dance, ambition, teenage life, ambitious, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A ballet rendition of Bram Stoker's gothic novel DRACULA, presented in a style reminiscent of the silent expressionistic cinema of the early 20th Century. This work employs the subtle and sometimes bold use of color to emphasize its themes, but ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, macabre, artsy, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, ballet, dracula, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, good versus evil, supernatural, mysterious character, obsession, gothic horror, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, 1920s, 1930s
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Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, teenage love, contests and competitions, youth, hip hop, breakdance, dancer, dance school, ballet, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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 5.9
 11K
StreetDance 3D (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 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.
Style: feel good, realistic, stylized, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, dance school, ballet, dance contest, dancer's life, ballerina, competition, dream, love and romance, team, school dance, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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 7.6
 8K
Bunheads (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl, impulsively marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law's dance school.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dance school, ballet, starting over, lifestyle, ballerina, lifestyle change, dancer, family, social relations, couples, small town, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
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 8.1
 889
Princess Tutu (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ahiru (literally 'Duck' in Japanese), is a petite young girl in a junior high school's beginner ballet program. She's prone to stammering and clutziness. She has a huge crush on her sempai, Mute, a sad-seeming young man who ...
Style: touching, fairy tale, surreal, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: ballet, healing power, prince, school, friendship, wish come true, supernatural ability, romance, princess, knight, friends, once in a lifetime opportunity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, intense, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, art, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, love affair, couples, refugees, life turned upside down, blind ambition, refugee ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
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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
Plot: dancing, ballerina, friendship, rivalry, partner, ballet, audition, camp, competition, training, reputation, choreographer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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