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Best Dancing 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
    • fb1843987953
      fb1843987953: A ludicrous film about some of the worst dancing scenes ever recorded. A miserable attempt at film making.
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
    • cherylxx01
      cherylxx01: . Channing Tatum is an amazing dancing. Loved all the main characters.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb666123339
      fb666123339: I think both Channing and Jenna are more handsome and beautiful than that Adam and Briana, also the dancing scenes and the music are also better then 2, that's all I have to say.
      Reviewed 23 months 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.
  • 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
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      fb1008742212: Dirty Dancing really is one of less likely films I would ever find myself seeing, but considering t
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
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      fb100001513380747: acting may be flawed and the whole dance flick being more of a romance when overshadowing the good dancing, the finale is what bring the film's level up, making this another 80s dancing party an enjo
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • carmstro1995gmailcom
      carmstro1995gmailcom: 4 1/2 stars!

      I love Dirty Dancing! It truly is a classic! The music and the dancing is great! So cute and brilliant!
      Reviewed 7 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.
    • fb561565556
      fb561565556: . Good dancing and the acting was well done.
      Reviewed 27 days days ago
    • 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
    • romy861
      romy861: . This one has a good story outside the dancing, being about an aspiring ballerina whose mother dies, leaving her to live with her father sh
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
  • Dirty Dancing - Havana Nights

    Dirty Dancing - Havana Nights (PG-13, 2004)

    Diego Luna, Romola Garai, Sela Ward, John Slattery, Jonathan Jackson
    Not a sequel, not really a prequel, sort of a remake, more of a re-imagining, Dirty Dancing: Havana ... read moreNights follows the blossoming love affair of young couple Katey (Romola Garai) and Javier (Diego Luna) against the backdrop of the Cuban Revolution in 1958. Katey is an American girl living in Cuba with her parents who meets Javier, a local. Javier takes Katey to a nightclub where he teaches her how to dance dirty Cuban-style. The two grow closer and closer, but when Castro takes over, Katey's parents decide to flee for the U.S., leaving Katey to make the ultimate decision. Tying the film together with the classic 1987 original is Patrick Swayze who reprises the role of Johnny Castle in a cameo. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
    • fb1566680406
      fb1566680406: Not as good as the orignal but still pretty good. I like Dancing movies.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • fb786944418
      fb786944418: Dirty Dancing is better, but i still love this one...
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1136019877
      fb1136019877: . Latin dancing, oh yeah.
      Reviewed 2 years 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
    • jnhblueangel1885
      jnhblueangel1885: lar to the first film, but with a little better quality of acting and a bit of everything as far of dancing.
      Reviewed 9 days days ago
    • fb100008190246993
      fb100008190246993: Now this is a story! Dancing as always was amazing. The acting is real and has quality. The charact
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb100000126650984
      fb100000126650984: Dancing was great, plot lagged and was a predictable sequel to a blockbuster
      Reviewed 18 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.
    • fb548733734
      fb548733734: se my Italian husband to another part of African American culture and he came away from the theater dancing his butt off! I love dancing movies ad so does hubby so we liked this one together. I heard
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1040754813
      fb1040754813: The dancing (I mean stomping!) was fantastic, but the story line was seriously lacking!!!
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb764282243
      fb764282243: just like any other dancing movie i had seen it all before nothing remotely new.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • 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.
    • fb503017564
      fb503017564: Pretty cheesy but has great dancing, and just enough inspiration.
      Reviewed 50 days days ago
    • fb1209742392
      fb1209742392: Terrible acting (by actual dancers) great dancing and music....still very entertaining story. I always enjoy this movie.
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • moviediva12
      moviediva12: . Anything that is about dancing I usually like and this movie was one of them.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago