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The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

List Criteria: Whether they make you want to shake it or you're just mesmerized watching others shake it, vote up all of your favorite movies featuring dancing.

Dance movies have been around since the inception of film: the best dance movies manage to make the audience care about the characters and the art of dance. From the can-can films on Nickelodeons, the exciting breakdancing movies that show street style moves, to the modern dance movies that fuse every style, the best dancing movies are only as good as the dancers that perform in them.

What are the greatest dance movies ever made? From classics like Dirty Dancing (1987) to more recent favorites like Magic Mike (2012), movies about dancing are always fun and inspiring to watch. These are the best dance movies as decided by you, whether you want to contribute your own list to include that ballet movie you love or you just want to vote up the super popular breakdance movie from last year, it's up to you. You can't have a great dance movie without a great soundtrack, so also check out our Greatest Soundtracks of All Time List.

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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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    John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Channing Tatum, Cassie Ventura, Briana Evigan

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    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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    Debbie Allen, Irene Cara, Meg Tilly

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    Sharni Vinson, Kathy Najimy, Alyson Stoner

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles, Bianca Lawson

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    Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull, Donna Murphy

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

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    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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    Chris Brown, Meagan Good, Shaffer Smith

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    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

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    Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Zoe Bell

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    Jessica Alba, Missy Elliott, Joy Bryant

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    Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jessica Lange, John Lithgow, Roy Scheider

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    Antonio Banderas, Jenna Dewan, Alfre Woodard

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    Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell, Cher Starring Cher and Christina Aquilera.

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    Sonia Kruger, Gia Carides, Bill Hunter

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    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire

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    Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum

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    Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy

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    Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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    Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno

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    Anton Walbrook, Robert Helpmann, Esmond Knight

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Cyndi Lauper

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    Lil' Kim, Meagan Good, Steve Harvey

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    Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines

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    Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett

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    John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Janet Jones

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ice-T, Christopher McDonald

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    Kris Kristofferson, Jane Krakowski, Vanessa L. Williams

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    Harry Shum, Jr., Crystal Lowe Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Ashley Roberts

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    Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler

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    Megan Boone, Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick

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    Donna Summer, Jeff Goldblum, Debra Winger

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    Audrina Patridge, Mario Lopez, Kat Graham

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    Kevin Richardson, Lil' C, Tommy the Clown

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    Sam Worthington, Adam Garcia, Anthony Hayes

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    Nina Dobrev, Keyshia Cole, Rutina Wesley

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