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The Best 2000s Dance Movies

Updated February 17, 2021 679 votes 183 voters 9.0k views37 items

List RulesVote 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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    Step Up

    Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan
    Step Up is a 2006 American romantic dance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing...  more

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    Save the Last Dance

    Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles
    Save the Last Dance is a 2001 American film produced by MTV Films, directed by Thomas Carter...  more

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    Step Up 2: The Streets

    Channing Tatum, Cassie Ventura
    Step Up 2: The Streets is a 2008 American dance film. It is the sequel to the 2006 film Step...  more

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    High School Musical

    Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale
    High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/children's romantic comedy musical television film...  more

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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku
    Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written...  more

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    High School Musical 2

    Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens
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    Coyote Ugly

    Tyra Banks, John Goodman
    Coyote Ugly is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New...  more

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    Jessica Alba, Missy Elliott
    Honey is a 2003 dance film released by Universal Pictures. Featuring music produced by Rodney...  more
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    Mamma Mia!

    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep
    Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the...  more

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    Happy Feet

    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman
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    High School Musical 3: Senior Year

    Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale
    High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a 2008 American teen romantic comedy musical film and...  more

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    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer
    Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical...  more

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu
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    Take the Lead

    Antonio Banderas, Jenna Dewan
    Take the Lead is a 2006 musical drama film starring Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre...  more
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    Stomp the Yard

    Chris Brown, Meagan Good
    Stomp the Yard is a 2007 drama and dance film produced by Rainforest Films and released...  more

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    You Got Served

    Lil' Kim, Meagan Good
    You Got Served is a film written and directed by Chris Stokes, manager of its stars, recording...  more

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    Shall We Dance?

    Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon
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    Billy Elliot

    Jamie Bell, Julie Walters
    Billy Elliot is a 2000 British dance drama film written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen...  more

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    Bring It On: All or Nothing

    Hayden Panettiere, Solange Knowles
    Bring It On: All or Nothing is a 2006 cheerleading comedy film directed by Steve Rash and...  more
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    Bring It On: In It to Win It

    Ashley Tisdale, Ashley Benson
    Bring It On: In It to Win It is a 2007 teen film directed by Steve Rash and starring Ashley...  more
  • 21

    Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

    Christina Milian, Giuliana Rancic
    Bring It On: Fight to the Finish is a 2009 teen comedy film starring Christina Milian, Rachele...  more
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    Center Stage

    Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull
    Center Stage is a 2000 American teen drama film, directed by Nicholas Hytner, about a group of...  more

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  • 23

    The Cheetah Girls 2

    Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon
    The Cheetah Girls 2 is the 2006 sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie, The Cheetah...  more
  • 24


    Gregory Hines, Peter Riegert
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  • 25

    Feel the Noise

    Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony
    Feel the Noise is a drama film written by Albert Leon, directed by Alejandro Chomski and...  more