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The Best 2000s Dance Movies 

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List Rules Vote up your favorite dance films that were released in the 2000s.

The best '00s dance movies really know how to bring on the drama, whether it's through catchy, musical tunes, or totally rockin' dance movies. From Oscar winners like Chicago, to Broadway adaptations like Mamma Mia!, to the dancing penguins in Happy Feet, this list of the best 2000s dance films has it all. 

Among the best '00s dance movies are the musical version of Hairspray, High School Musical, and Dance Flick - a movie that pokes fun at the entire genre. You'll also find the cheerleading classic Bring It On and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights on this list of the best 2000s dance movies. If hip-hop dancing is more your style, Step Up and Step it Up 2: The Streets might top your list. Starring Channing Tatum, this rad dance movie duo showcased a ton of classic 2000s dance moves. 

Vote up the best '00s dance movies below.

Want more? Check out our list of The Best 2010s Dance Movies

 

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Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Heavy D
Step Up is a 2006 American romantic dance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum. Set in Baltimore, Maryland, the film follows the tale of the disadvantaged ...more

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Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles, Bianca Lawson
Save the Last Dance is a 2001 American film produced by MTV Films, directed by Thomas Carter and released by Paramount Pictures on January 12, 2001. The film stars Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick ...more

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Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron
High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/children's romantic comedy musical television film and the first installment in the High School Musical trilogy. Upon its release on January 20, 2006, ...more

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#154 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #53 of 54 The Best Movies To Stream On Disney+featuring The Best Songs From The 'High School Musical' Trilogy

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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Dance Movies
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union
Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more

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#54 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #15 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

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Channing Tatum, Cassie Ventura, Briana Evigan
Step Up 2: The Streets is a 2008 American dance film. It is the sequel to the 2006 film Step Up from Touchstone Pictures. The film was directed by Jon M. Chu and choreographed by Jamal Sims, ...more

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Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale
High School Musical 2 is an American musical film directed by Kenny Ortega. High school student Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) stresses over getting a job, with the price of college expenses looming on ...more

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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Dance Movies
John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes
Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more

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#31 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #21 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Timefeaturing Every Song in Hairspray, Ranked by Singability

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Tyra Banks, John Goodman, Maria Bello
Coyote Ugly is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New York City. The film stars Piper Perabo and Adam Garcia. It was directed by David McNally, produced ...more

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Jessica Alba, Missy Elliott, Joy Bryant
Honey is a 2003 dance film released by Universal Pictures. Featuring music produced by Rodney Jerkins, the film stars Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Lil' Romeo, Joy Bryant, David Moscow and ...more

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Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan
Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, ...more

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#9 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #495 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #24 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron
High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a 2008 American teen romantic comedy musical film and the third installment in the High School Musical series. Produced and released on October 24, 2008 by ...more

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#163 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #52 of 257 The Best Teen Romance Moviesfeaturing The Best Songs From The 'High School Musical' Trilogy

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Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams
Happy Feet is a 2006 Australian-American computer-animated musical family film, directed, produced and co-written by George Miller. It was produced at Sydney-based visual effects and animation ...more

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Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Shall We Dance? is a 2004 American film that is a remake of the award-winning 1996 Japanese film of the same name. The film made its US premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Chicago is a 2002 American musical comedy film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the same name, exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Jazz Age Chicago. The film ...more

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Antonio Banderas, Jenna Dewan, Alfre Woodard
Take the Lead is a 2006 musical drama film starring Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre Woodard, Dante Basco, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T. Paulk, Jenna Dewan, Lauren Collins and also features former ...more
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Lil' Kim, Meagan Good, Steve Harvey
You Got Served is a film written and directed by Chris Stokes, manager of its stars, recording artist Marques Houston and the members of boy band B2K. The plot concerns a group of dancers, who ...more

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#44 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #3 of 24 The Best Breakdancing Movies #10 of 21 The Best Movies Like Step Up

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Felicia Day, Kelly Stables, Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti
Bring It On Again is a 2004 direct-to-video cheerleading comedy film directed by Damon Santostefano and starring Anne Judson-Yager and Bree Turner. This film, which is a sequel to Bring It On, ...more
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Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Belinda Peregrín
The Cheetah Girls 2 is the 2006 sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie, The Cheetah Girls. Its premiere received the highest ratings of all Disney Channel Movies at its time, a total of ...more
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January Jones, Patrick Swayze, Sela Ward
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights is a 2004 American musical romance film directed by Guy Ferland. This film is a "re-imagining" of the 1987 blockbuster Dirty Dancing, reusing the same ...more

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#39 of 217 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #212 of 257 The Best Teen Romance Movies

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Jacqueline Bissett, Shaffer Smith, Ray J
Save the Last Dance 2 is a direct-to-video sequel to 2001's theatrical feature Save the Last Dance. It was released to DVD on October 10, 2006 by Paramount Home Entertainment and MTV. While ...more

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#62 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #17 of 32 30+ Great Teen Drama Movies About Dancing #15 of 28 The Best Competitive Dance Movies

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Center Stage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Dance Movies
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Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull, Donna Murphy
Center Stage is a 2000 American teen drama film, directed by Nicholas Hytner, about a group of young dancers from various backgrounds who enroll at the fictitious American Ballet Academy in New ...more

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#259 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #411 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #13 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

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Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Paulina Gretzky
Fame is a 2009 American musical drama film and a loose remake of the 1980 film of the same title. It was directed by Kevin Tancharoen and written by Allison Burnett. It was released on September ...more
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Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Penélope Cruz
Nine is a 2009 musical drama metafilm directed and produced by Rob Marshall. The screenplay, written by Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella, is based on Arthur Kopit's book for the 1982 musical ...more
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Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham..., also known as K3G, is a 2001 Indian drama film written and directed by Karan Johar and produced by his father, Yash Johar. Written specifically to evoke nostalgia ...more
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Marlon Wayans, Amy Sedaris, David Alan Grier
Dance Flick is a 2009 American parody comedy movie directed by Damien Dante Wayans, written by many of the Wayans Family, and starring Shoshana Bush and Damon Wayans, Jr.. The film is a spoof of ...more