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The Best 70s Dance Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 286 votes 84 voters 8.7k 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 Fever1
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    Saturday Night Fever

    John Travolta, Fran Drescher

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Badham

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  • Grease2
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    Grease

    Adrian Zmed, Maxwell Caulfield

    Directed byPatricia Birch, Randal Kleiser

  • Roller Boogie3
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    Roller Boogie

    Linda Blair, Dick Van Patten

    Released1979

    Directed byMark L. Lester

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

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  • Hair4
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    Hair

    Beverly DAngelo, Nell Carter

    Released1979

    Directed byMiloš Forman

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    Cabaret

    Liza Minnelli, Michael York

    Released1972

    Directed byBob Fosse

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    All That Jazz

    Jessica Lange, John Lithgow

    Released1979

    Directed byBob Fosse

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  • Skatetown, U.S.A.7
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    Skatetown, U.S.A.

    Patrick Swayze, Maureen McCormick

    Released1979

    Directed byWilliam A. Levey

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  • Godspell8
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    Godspell

    Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen

    Released1973

    Directed byDavid Greene

    Godspell is the 1973 film adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical Godspell created by...  more
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  • Thank God It's Friday9
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    Thank God It's Friday

    Donna Summer, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1978

    Directed byRobert Klane

    Thank God It's Friday is a 1978 film directed by Robert Klane and produced by Motown...  more

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  • The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh10
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    The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

    Julius Erving, Stockard Channing

    Released1979

    Directed byGilbert Moses

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  • At Long Last Love11
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    At Long Last Love

    Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd

    Released1975

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    At Long Last Love is a 1975 American musical romantic comedy film written, produced and...  more

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    The Turning Point

    Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft

    Released1977

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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    That's Entertainment

    Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli

    Released1974

    Directed byJack Haley, Jr.

    That's Entertainment! is a 1974 compilation film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate...  more
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  • New York, New York14
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    New York, New York

    Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli

    Released1977

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Disco Godfather16
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    Disco Godfather

    Rudy Ray Moore, Hawthorne James

    Released1980

    Directed byJ. Robert Wagoner

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  • Naya Zamana17
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    Naya Zamana

    Hema Malini, Ashok Kumar

    Released1971

    Directed byPramod Chakravorty

    Naya Zamana is a 1971 Hindi film produced and directed by Pramod Chakrovorty. The film stars...  more