TOP 15 Greatest Dance Movies

What is your favorite dance movie?

Dance Movies are always fun. Thinking of my favorite ones it is very difficult to say which I like the most. There are so many kinds of Dance Movies around, from the classical masterpiece with Gene Kelly „Singing in the Rain“, some sweet 80s dance movies like „Flashdance“, to the more modern street dancing movies like the Step up street dance battle.

I made a list of the most amazing movies that include great dance scenes, in no particular order.

Singing in the Rain 1952

The most classical movie with Gene Kelly from 1952

Westside Story 1961

The old romantic Romeo & Julia story transferred to Manhattan, composed by Leonard Bernstein, choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Caberet 1972

Stunning Lisa Minelli with songs like „Mein Herr with a chair“ and  „Money makes the world go round“, directed by Bob Fosse

Saturday Night Fever – 1977

The biggest disco movie of all times – played by John Travolta in his best dance role!

Flashdance 1983

What a feeling? This movie makes us want to dance.

Black Swan 2011

Love, fear, hatred in the ballet world – Natalie Portman plays an ambitious ballerina as a black and white swan!

Pulp Fiction 1994

Not actually a dance movie but so famous for the unique dance scene when Uma Thurman and John Travolta start twisting……

Save the Last Dance 2001

Former white ballet dancer meets black hip hop student.

Dirty Dancing 1987

Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze had the time of their lives.


Award winning masterpiece with Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere – a dream team!

Step Up 2006

Hip hop meets ballet!

Mao’s Last Dancer 2009

The true cracking story of Li Cunxin, the talented ballet dancer from a remote peasant village in China whose defection to the West in 1981

Billy Elliot 2000

The dream of a young boy becoming a dancer

First Position 2011

An American documentary film which follows six young dancers preparing for the Youth America Grand Prix in New York City.

AND The Unforgetable Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975

Tim Curry as a  Sweet Travestite. Remember: „Don’t judge a book by its cover, baby!

Photo on Top Source…/The_Rocky_Horror_Picture_Show

Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, Tim Curry, and Richard O’Brien in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. All were in the original stage show. Production design by Brian Thomson, costumes by Sue Blane, and musical arrangement by Richard Hartley, all reunited alumni of the London stage production.

Autor: ballettlovers

I danced ballet as child, albeit with little success. Despite this, my passion for ballet and dance has carried into adulthood. I still love to watch ballet performances and would love to share my passion with you.

6 Kommentare zu „TOP 15 Greatest Dance Movies“

  1. What a great post! Thanks for that list. Don’t know all of them, now I do have something to watch.
    I would like at my list: Fame (1980), Shall We Dance (2004), Cuban Fury (2014(, Strickly Ballroom (1993).


  2. Thanks so much for sharing this!!! being a former dancer I love every single one …. I think to be honest my favourites are always Gene Kelly ….. Im going to start at the top of your list and watch every single one… x

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