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The Best 2000s Dance Movies 

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Updated October 2, 2019 519 votes 154 voters 6k views 27 items

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

Released: 2006

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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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Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

Released: 2006

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

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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Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles, Bianca Lawson

Released: 2001

Directed by: Thomas Carter

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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Channing Tatum, Cassie Ventura, Briana Evigan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

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

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

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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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Dance Movies
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peyton Reed

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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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Dance Movies
John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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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Tyra Banks, John Goodman, Maria Bello

Released: 2000

Directed by: David McNally

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

Released: 2003

Directed by: Bille Woodruff

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

Released: 2008

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd

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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Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

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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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2002

Directed by: Rob Marshall

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Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Chelsom

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Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Released: 2006

Directed by: Judy Morris, George Miller, Warren Coleman

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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Antonio Banderas, Jenna Dewan, Alfre Woodard

Released: 2006

Directed by: Liz Friedlander

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

Released: 2004

Directed by: Chris Stokes

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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January Jones, Patrick Swayze, Sela Ward

Released: 2004

Directed by: Guy Ferland

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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Center Stage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Dance Movies
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Released: 2000

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

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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Bring It On Again is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Dance Movies
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Released: 2004

Directed by: Damon Santostefano

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

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

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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Jacqueline Bissett, Shaffer Smith, Ray J

Released: 2006

Directed by: David Petrarca

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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Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Paulina Gretzky

Released: 2009

Directed by: Kevin Tancharoen

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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Marlon Wayans, Amy Sedaris, David Alan Grier

Released: 2009

Directed by: Damien Dante Wayans

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
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Released: 2001

Directed by: Karan Johar

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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America Ferrera, Camille Guaty, Miguel Sandoval

Released: 2002

Directed by: Ramón Menéndez

Gotta Kick It Up! is a Disney Channel Original Movie. In the US, it was first aired on July 26, 2002. It is based on a true story of a middle school dance team.