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Best Dance Movies


  • Step Up

    Step Up (PG-13, 2006)

    Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Mario, Drew Sidora, Heavy D
    An aspiring ballerina from a wealthy family learns some lessons about both dancing and life from a r... read moreoughneck with soul in this teen drama. Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a rough section of Baltimore, and has been in and out of trouble with the law most of his life. Finding himself before the judge yet again, Tyler is sentenced to 200 hours of community service, and he ends up mopping floors at the Maryland School of the Arts. Tyler catches the eye of Nora (Jenna Dewan), a gifted ballet student who is trying to incorporate hip-hop moves into her classical routines. None of Nora's fellow students seem to be on the same page as her, but Tyler is a talented street dancer with strength, moves, and enthusiasm. Despite the misgivings of the school's administrators, Nora persuades Tyler to team up with her for a major class project. Tyler gains a new self-respect as he gives in to the discipline of the dance academy, but he wonders if this new opportunity means turning his back on who he really is. Matters become all the more complicated when Tyler and Nora realize they're falling in love. Step Up was the first directorial credit for choreographer Anne Fletcher, who designed dance routines for the films Bring It On, She's All That, and Boogie Nights. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • carmstro1995gmailcom
      carmstro1995gmailcom: 4 stars!

      I love all the step ups including the dance moves and the music used!
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • fb661871636
      fb661871636: ing vandalised the premises the previous evening, he is somewhat compelled to both the new style of dance he sees, and all the girls. Although he is used to rolling out a much more urban / street vibe
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
    • fb503512250
      fb503512250: . Makes u want to get in there and dance yourself. *Go Channing!
      Reviewed 24 months days ago
  • Step Up 2 the Streets

    Step Up 2 the Streets (PG-13, 2008)

    Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Will Kemp, Sonja Sohn, Adam G. Sevani
    Director Jon M. Chu takes the helm for this Step Up sequel set at the Maryland School for the Arts a... read morend following the journey of a rebellious street dancer who struggles to fit in at the prestigious school. Andie (Briana Evigan) may show great promise as a dancer, but she just can't seem to let go of her old life and get a fresh start. With Baltimore's hottest underground dance contest looming on the horizon, Andie joins forces with top dancer Chase (Robert Hoffman) while simultaneously helping to sharpen the skills of her outcast classmates. Perhaps if Andie, Chase, and their talented team of misfit dancers can earn the top slot at The Streets, the troubled new arrival can finally make her dreams a reality while also letting go of the past, and bounding confidently forward into the future. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • wrigleygum
      wrigleygum: Boring but pretty cool dance rom com has impressive dance scenes but nothing else.
      Reviewed 41 days days ago
    • fb737248549
      fb737248549: .and the dance in the rain makes it cooler
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • luisalima1964gmailco
      luisalima1964gmailco: . the dance number at the end was incredible.
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
  • Save the Last Dance

    Save the Last Dance (PG-13, 2001)

    Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr, Terry Kinney
    A 17-year-old high-school student sets her sights on being a professional ballerina, but she has to ... read moreput her plans on hold when her mother is killed in a car accident and she is forced to move to her father's bleak Chicago neighborhood. Intimidated by inner-city life, she turns to the clubs for refuge, where she meets a young black man who shares her love for dancing. As their mutual respect evolves, they soon discover that peer pressure is a more formidable obstacle to romance than differences in race or class.
    • fb100001037667111
      fb100001037667111: A stupid dancing expearince hated it so dang much A flat story, Moron charaters and just dumb dance sequences
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • fb711500236
      fb711500236: Great story, strong performance by Julia Stiles, and excellent dance sequences.
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
    • fb663023419
      fb663023419: White girl, classically trained dancer, learns hip hop dance moves from her new black boyfriend, who she met at her predominantly bl
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
  • Stomp the Yard

    Stomp the Yard (PG-13, 2007)

    Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Brian J. White
    DJ is a troubled youth from Los Angeles attending the historically black Truth University in Atlanta... read more, Ga. When adapting to his new environment proves difficult, DJ finds solace in joining a struggling fraternity where he begins implementing his street-style dance moves in an attempt to help the step team win the coveted National Step Show Championship. Before long DJ becomes the competing fraternity's main rival, while trying to pursue his new love interest, deal with his own troubled past and learn the true meanings of brotherhood and fraternity along the way.
    • fb509933507
      fb509933507: This was Great!!! Everyone should go see it, unless you hate dance movies
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • fb509571655
      fb509571655: it's a movie for dancer and peoople who love to dance...great movie
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • fb821880446
      fb821880446: .

      Blending R'n'B music fusion with street/professional break-dance, Stomp the Yard is effective in its casting and directional achievements. Although a bit fast
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Take the Lead

    Take the Lead (PG-13, 2006)

    Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown (VI), Lauren Collins, Brandon D. Andrews, Anna Demitrie Melamed
    Inspired by a true story, Antonio Banderas stars as internationally acclaimed ballroom dancer Pierre... read more Dulane. The film revolves around a professional dancer who volunteers to teach in the New York City public school system. But when his classic methods clash with his students' hip hop instincts, he teams up with them to create a new style of dance and becomes their mentor in the process. "Take the Lead" co-stars Alfre Woodard and marks the feature directing debut of veteran music video helmer Liz Friedlander.
  • Center Stage

    Center Stage (PG-13, 2000)

    Amanda Schull, Zoe Saldana, Susan May Pratt, Peter Gallagher, Donna Murphy
    "Center Stage" follows the hopes and dreams of a tight-knit group of young dance students as they tr... read morey to make a name for themselves and become stars in the fiercely competitive world of professional dance. Vibrant and supremely gifted, they are students who devote themselves to their art, sacrificing ordinary pleasures of life to train with the rigor of Olympic athletes. While experiencing the normal joys and sorrows, loves and conflicts of youth, they vie for a place in an ultra-selective professional dance company.
    • fb30812710
      fb30812710: . I love dance movies! (Also: Zoe Saldana started out in this one - wow!)
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • blackcecily
      blackcecily: Loved this movie but i am biased because i pretty much like every dance movie no matter its cheesieness rate
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • fb627405812
      fb627405812: I love dance films so this falls right into my perfect genre. It's hip and upbeat with a fantastic soundtra
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Honey

    Honey (PG-13, 2003)

    Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Lil' Romeo, Joy Bryant, David Moscow
    Dark Angel-lead Jessica Alba stars in the title role of this film, the feature debut from music-vide... read moreo director Bille Woodruff. Honey is a girl from the streets who works in a record store, teaches the occasional dance class at a community center, and treks downtown every weekend to hit the clubs and try out some new moves. There, she meets a music video producer (David Moscow) who offers her a chance to be a choreographer -- but at a price she eventually learns she's unwilling to pay. Determined to pick herself back up, Honey goes back to the inner-city of her youth with plans of starting a dance school. Lil' Romeo co-stars as Honey's protege; other real-life musicians (including Missy Elliott, Tweet, Jay-Z, and Ginuwine) appear as themselves. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
    • fb100001578199207
      fb100001578199207: I love Jessica Alba and lil' Romeo and also good music, it's also an all around good dance movie but also I liked that they used some kids and talking them out of the bad streets also h
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb1008742212
      fb1008742212: As Honey dresses Jessica Alba up in a tanktop and has her dance enough to bouncer her upper body around enough, it can be safe to assume that Honey's sole sou
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
    • fb578222526
      fb578222526: ...good music and nice dance moves....otherwise it was a bad movie
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
  • You Got Served

    You Got Served (PG-13, 2004)

    Marques Houston, Omarion Grandberry, Jarell Houston, DeMario Thornton, Dreux Pierre Frederic
    This hip-hop tale which explores the social subculture of street dancing, focuses on a pair of frien... read moreds, named David and Elgin, who want to open their own hip-hop dance and recording studio. However, in order to make that dream come true, they must first win a street dance competition against another group of dancers to prove that they have talent. When Elgin and David have a falling out, it threatens their shot at the big time.
    • fb516982749
      fb516982749: ..since i love to dance thats my kind of movie
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • steveningham74
      steveningham74: As far as dance movies go, this one is decent, good moves but typical plot! Dilemma hits the crew, crew splits
      Reviewed 24 months days ago
    • diecastmessiah
      diecastmessiah: .. Some of the moves were cool but altogether this isn't that great of a dance movie
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Step Up 3

    Step Up 3 (PG-13, 2010)

    Rick Malambri, Adam G. Sevani, Sharni Vinson, Alyson Stoner, Keith "Remedy" Stallworth
    The filmmakers of the hit Step Up and Step Up 2: The Streets movies reunite to bring you Step Up 3. ... read moreUrban street dancing goes global in an electrifying new story with mind blowing dance moves. The House of Pirates dance crew are pitched against their long time rivals, the House of Samurai at the upcoming World Jam Competition. In an exhilarating and energetic dance battle against the world's best hip hop dancers, this high-stakes showdown will change all their lives forever..
    • fb1729991114
      fb1729991114: Step Up 3-D has a good plot and fun characters, but it's the 3-D dance sequences that makes this film a blast. Go see this in 3-D.
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb813389394
      fb813389394: Step Up 3D will satisfy audiences looking for a movie that cares about nothing but the dance. There's certainly no other reason to watch; the plot is incredibly cliché and the characters
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • cherylxx01
      cherylxx01: . However, some good dance scenes. Sort of what I was expecting after watching the 2nd movie. Disappointing.
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
  • Dirty Dancing

    Dirty Dancing (PG-13, 1987)

    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston
    A teenage girl learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this roman... read moretic drama. In 1963, "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is a 17-year-old spending the summer with her family at a resort hotel in the Catskills; she plans on being in the Peace Corps next summer, so this is expected to be her last summer as a carefree adolescent. Baby doesn't get along with her older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker), and she's bored to tears by most of the older guests at the resort. However, one night Baby hears what sounds like a party going on in the employee's dormitory, and she pokes her head in to discover most of the hotel staff enjoying the sort of close dancing that would get you kicked out of the senior prom in no time flat. Baby is particularly struck by handsome Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), a dancer in the resort's floor show, and falls head over heels in love, wanting to be near him. When Johnny's dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters, Baby volunteers to learn her steps and take her place; however, Baby's father, Dr. Jake Houseman (Jerry Orbach), will have none of it, convinced that Johnny is a low life and that his daughter is too young to understand her own feelings. Dirty Dancing was a surprise box-office hit, and the soundtrack album was an even bigger success, spawning several hit singles and inspiring a top-drawing concert tour featuring several of its artists. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb1008742212
      fb1008742212: d oriented for the teenage female audiences as it has a romantic story between a teenage girl and a dance instructor which of course is a forbidden romance and it pretty much predictable from start to
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • lisab444
      lisab444: . Patrick is a great actor in this he can dance. Jennifer is also very good. I enjoy watching it & like to see it when it comes on tv. I like
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • keegankirkhart1
      keegankirkhart1: a DJ for over eight years and I have played the timeless classic song "the time of my life" at many dances. But up until this point, I did not understand what famous dance everyone was referencing and
      Reviewed 7 months days ago