films The Best Ballet Movies  

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List Rules Movies must have ballet in them.

Ballet movies, with videos, ranked from best to worst by fans of movies about ballet. The best ballet movies show off lovely ballet dancing and portray the inner lives of ballerinas. These are the top ballet films, but if you believe we missed one, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. While ballet might not be for everyone, it certainly has a way of giving us some of the best movies available anywhere. This list includes such great movies about ballet as Black Swan and Billy Elliot. While most of the films are dramas, there is also some comedy, and even a thriller or two.

What are the best ballet films? What movies have ballet in them? Ballet originated during the Italian Renaissance. Since then, it has been refined and is today considered one of the most difficult forms of dance to master. Many of the films on this list show ballet dancing at its best.
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Center Stage Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull, Donna Murphy - Released: 2000

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Black Swan Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder - Released: 2010

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Billy Elliot Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Zoe Bell - Released: 2000

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The Red Shoes Anton Walbrook, Robert Helpmann, Esmond Knight - Released: 1948

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Dance Academy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballet Movies
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Save the Last Dance Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles, Bianca Lawson - Released: 2000

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Ballet Shoes Angela Thorne, Joanna David, Barbara Lott - Released: 2007

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Mao's Last Dancer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballet Movies
MarkFearnow added Mao's Last Dancer Joan Chen, Kyle MacLachlan, Bruce Greenwood

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The Turning Point Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt - Released: 1977

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White Nights Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines - Released: 1985

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The Company James Franco, Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell - Released: 2003

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The Tales of Hoffmann Pamela Brown, Frederick Ashton, Robert Helpmann - Released: 1951

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Suspiria Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier - Released: 1977

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empice added Dr. Coppelius Walter Slezake

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Dancers Trine Dyrholm, Birthe Neumann, Micki Chow - Released: 1987

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Dancing with Time Released: 2007

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Flying Boys Lee Joon-gi, Yoon Kye-sang, Kim Min-jung - Released: 2004

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Wishing Stairs Ji-hyo Song, Lee Min-jung, Han-byeol Park - Released: 2003

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