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The Best 70s Dance Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 171 votes 81 voters 8.1k views17 items

List RulesVote 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies

    Saturday Night Fever

    John Travolta, Fran Drescher


    Directed byJohn Badham

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    Grease is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies


    Adrian Zmed, Maxwell Caulfield

    Directed byPatricia Birch, Randal Kleiser

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    Roller Boogie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies

    Roller Boogie

    Linda Blair, Dick Van Patten


    Directed byMark L. Lester

    Roller Boogie is a 1979 musical film starring Linda Blair and introducing Jim Bray, a former... more on Wikipedia

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    Hair is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies


    Beverly DAngelo, Nell Carter


    Directed byMiloš Forman

    Hair is a 1979 musical comedy-drama and film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical of the... more on Wikipedia

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    Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies


    Liza Minnelli, Michael York


    Directed byBob Fosse

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    All That Jazz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies

    All That Jazz

    Jessica Lange, John Lithgow


    Directed byBob Fosse

    All That Jazz is a 1979 American musical film directed by Bob Fosse. The screenplay by Robert... more on Wikipedia
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    Skatetown, U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies

    Skatetown, U.S.A.

    Patrick Swayze, Maureen McCormick


    Directed byWilliam A. Levey

    Skatetown, U.S.A. is a 1979 American comedic feature film produced to capitalize on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Godspell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies


    Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen


    Directed byDavid Greene

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    Thank God It's Friday is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies

    Thank God It's Friday

    Donna Summer, Jeff Goldblum


    Directed byRobert Klane

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    The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies

    The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

    Julius Erving, Stockard Channing


    Directed byGilbert Moses

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    At Long Last Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies

    At Long Last Love

    Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd


    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

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    The Turning Point is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies

    The Turning Point

    Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft


    Directed byHerbert Ross

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    That's Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies

    That's Entertainment

    Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli


    Directed byJack Haley, Jr.

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    New York, New York is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies

    New York, New York

    Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    The Boy Friend is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies
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    Disco Godfather is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies

    Disco Godfather

    Rudy Ray Moore, Hawthorne James


    Directed byJ. Robert Wagoner

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    Naya Zamana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 70s Dance Movies

    Naya Zamana

    Hema Malini, Ashok Kumar


    Directed byPramod Chakravorty

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