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The Best Dance Movies of the 1990s

Updated July 8, 2019 489 votes 155 voters 16.1k views17 items

The best '90s dance movies came to us in quite a variety of dance styles. From ballroom dancing in Strictly Ballroom, to ballet in The Nutcracker, to erotic dancing in Showgirls, we've got a ton of great dance movies from the 1990s for you to check out. 
 

What's the most popular dance film from the 1990s? The cult classic Showgirls may have bombed in box offices, but the home video rental and purchase were totally off the charts. Showgirls is one of those movies that's so bad it's good, and it's still MGM's best-selling film to date. The Full Monty was basically the original Magic Mike - it featured a group of blue-collar male strippers, just trying to make their way in the world. 
 

Vote up the best '90s dance movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section! 

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  • Strictly Ballroom1
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    Strictly Ballroom

    Sonia Kruger, Gia Carides

    Released1992

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

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    The Full Monty

    Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson

    Released1997

    Directed byPeter Cattaneo

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    Showgirls

    Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon

    Released1995

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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    The Nutcracker

    Macaulay Culkin, Kevin Kline

    Released1993

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

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    Swing Kids

    Jessica Hynes, Noah Wyle

    Released1993

    Directed byThomas Carter

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  • Shall We Dance?6
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    Shall We Dance?

    Naoto Takenaka, Kōji Yakusho

    Released1996

    Directed byMasayuki Suo

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  • The Forbidden Dance7
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    The Forbidden Dance

    Laura Harring, Sid Haig

    Released1990

    Directed byGreydon Clark

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  • Dance with Me8
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    Dance with Me

    Kris Kristofferson, Jane Krakowski

    Released1998

    Directed byRanda Haines

    Dance with Me is a 1998 drama film on love and dance directed by Randa Haines and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • House Party9
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    House Party

    Martin Lawrence, George Clinton

    Released1990

    Directed byReginald Hudlin

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  • Stepping Out10
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    Stepping Out

    Liza Minnelli, Jane Krakowski

    Released1991

    Directed byLewis Gilbert

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  • Lambada11
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    Lambada

    Melora Hardin, Dennis Burkley

    Released1990

    Directed byJoel Silberg

    Lambada is a 1990 dramatic movie starring J. Eddie Peck, Melora Hardin, Adolfo "Shabba-doo"... more on Wikipedia
  • Flamenco12
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    Flamenco

    Joaquín Cortés, Enrique Morente

    Released1995

    Directed byCarlos Saura

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  • Dancemaker13
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    Dancemaker

    Andrew Asnes, Rachel Berman Benz

    Released1998

    Directed byMatthew Diamond

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  • Tango14
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    Tango

    Mía Maestro, Juan Luis Galiardo

    Released1998

    Directed byCarlos Saura

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  • Antigone: Rites of Passion15
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    Antigone: Rites of Passion

    Janet Eilber, Bertram Ross

    Released1990

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  • Danzon16
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    Danzon

    María Rojo, Blanca Guerra

    Released1991

    Directed byMaria Novaro

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    Dil To Pagal Hai

    Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar

    Released1997

    Directed byYash Chopra

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