60s movies The Best '60s Dance Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite dance films that were released in the 1960s.

Dance has long been an important element of any musical, whether you’re talking Broadway or Hollywood. The best '60s dance movies usually include an amazing musical score, in addition to the coolest moves n' grooves of the decade.

This list of the best 1960s dance films highlights the legendary choreography of Bob Fosse (Sweet Charity), Busby Berkeley (Billy Rose’s Jumbo) and Jerome Robbins (West Side Story). Combine those with several films featuring Elvis Presley's gyrating hips (Viva Las Vegas and Girl Happy), and you’ve got the highlights of the sixties dance scene. If you do nothing else today, be sure to check out the dancing waiters in Hello, Dolly! They're pretty phenomenal.

Vote up the best '60s dance movies below, and let us know what you think in the comment section!

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West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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Can-Can Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Louis Jourdan

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The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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Oliver! Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter, Hugh Griffith

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Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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Pas de deux Vincent Warren, Margaret Mercier

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Thoroughly Modern Millie Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

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Sweet Charity Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis, Jr.

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My Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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Bye Bye Birdie Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh

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Girl Happy Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Mary Ann Mobley

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Hello, Dolly! Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Walter Matthau

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Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Teri Garr

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Finian's Rainbow Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele

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Girls! Girls! Girls! Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Hal Blaine

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Funny Girl Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Anne Francis

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Billy Rose's Jumbo Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Dean Jagger

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Let's Make Love Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly

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Fun in Acapulco Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Teri Garr

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G.I. Blues Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers

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Gumnaam Mehmood Ali, Madan Puri, Pran

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The Young Girls of Rochefort Catherine Deneuve, Gene Kelly, Michel Piccoli

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Live a Little, Love a Little Elvis Presley, Dick Sargent, Rudy Vallée

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Band of Outsiders Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown Debbie Reynolds, Ed Begley, Harve Presnell

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Flower Drum Song Nancy Kwan, Miyoshi Umeki, James Shigeta