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
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!
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!
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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.