film The Best 70s Dance Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite dance films that were released in the 1970s.

When it came to the ‘70s, it was all about Fosse, disco and roller-skating. You’ll find all that and more on this list of the best ‘70s dance movies, and we want you to rank your favorites. If you've got a pair of platform shoes in your closet that are gathering dust, brush them off and upvote your top dance movies from the 1970s.

Bob Fosse is one of the best and most influential choreographers of the 20th century, and you’ll find two of his most important films on this list of the best ‘70s dance films: Cabaret (for which he won best director) and the autobiographical, All That Jazz. Then we have two disco classics, Saturday Night Fever and Thank God It’s Friday. And, as for roller-skating, there’s Roller Boogie and Skatetown U.S.A. Also don’t miss the ballet drama, The Turning Point, featuring star turns from Shirley MacLaine and Anne Bancroft.
 

So, which of the movies on this list of good ‘70s dance films put a bounce in your step? Vote up the top ‘70s dance movies and make sure to add any we might have missed.

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Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American dance film directed by John Badham and starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a young man whose weekends are spent visiting a local Brooklyn discotheque; ...more

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Hair Beverly DAngelo, Nell Carter, Charlotte Rae Hair is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama and film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical of the same name about a Vietnam war draftee who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on ...more

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Thank God It's Friday Donna Summer, Jeff Goldblum, Debra Winger Thank God It's Friday is a 1978 film directed by Robert Klane and produced by Motown Productions and Casablanca Filmworks for Columbia Pictures. Produced at the height of the disco craze, the ...more

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Cabaret Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey Cabaret is a 1972 musical film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey. The film is set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931, under the ominous ...more

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Roller Boogie Linda Blair, Dick Van Patten, Beverly Garland Roller Boogie is a 1979 musical film starring Linda Blair and introducing Jim Bray, a former competitive artistic skater from California. The film also stars Beverly Garland, Mark Goddard, and ...more

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New York, New York Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli, Mary Kay Place New York, New York is a 1977 American musical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a musical tribute, featuring new songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb as well as standards, to Scorsese's ...more

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All That Jazz Jessica Lange, John Lithgow, Roy Scheider All That Jazz is a 1979 American musical film directed by Bob Fosse. The screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur and Fosse is a semi-autobiographical fantasy based on aspects of Fosse's life and ...more

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Godspell Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen, John-Michael Tebelak Godspell is the 1973 film adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical Godspell created by John-Michael Tebelak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by David Greene with stars Victor ...more

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Skatetown, U.S.A. Patrick Swayze, Maureen McCormick, Scott Baio Skatetown, U.S.A. is a 1979 American comedic feature film produced to capitalize on the short-lived fad of roller disco. The film features many TV stars from the 1960s and 1970s, among them ...more

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The Boy Friend The Boy Friend is a musical by Sandy Wilson. The musical's original 1954 London production ran for 2,078 performances, making it briefly the third-longest running musical in West End or Broadway ...more

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The Turning Point Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Turning Point is a 1977 drama film centered on the world of ballet in New York City, written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Herbert Ross. The film stars Shirley MacLaine and Anne ...more

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The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Julius Erving, Stockard Channing, Jonathan Winters The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh is an American sports/fantasy comedy film that was released in 1979. The movie was directed by Gilbert Moses and co-produced by David Dashev and Gary Stromberg. It ...more

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That's Entertainment Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Mickey Rooney That's Entertainment! is a 1974 compilation film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was followed by two sequels and a related film called That's Dancing!. The ...more

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At Long Last Love Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Madeline Kahn At Long Last Love is a 1975 American musical romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and stars Burt Reynolds and Cybill Shepherd. The film pays homage to the ...more

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Disco Godfather Rudy Ray Moore, Hawthorne James, Carol Speed Disco Godfather, also known as The Avenging Disco Godfather, is a 1979 action film starring Rudy Ray Moore and Carol Speed, directed by J. Robert Wagoner and released by Transvue Pictures. ...more

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Naya Zamana Hema Malini, Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra Naya Zamana is a 1971 Hindi film produced and directed by Pramod Chakrovorty. The film stars Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Ashok Kumar, Mehmood, Pran, Lalita Pawar and Aruna Irani. The music is by S. ...more