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The Best Ballroom Dance Movies 

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Updated October 2, 2019 626 votes 292 voters 39.5k views 10 items

List Rules Only movies featuring ballroom dancing.

A list of the best ballroom dance movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This ballroom dance movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about ballroom dance are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about ballroom dance you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous ballroom dance movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these ballroom dance movie titles for more information about the films.

List ranges from Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School to Salsa and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best ballroom dance movies?" and "What is the greatest ballroom dance movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular ballroom dance movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these ballroom dance movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good ballroom dance movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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Sonia Kruger, Gia Carides, Bill Hunter

Released: 1992

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Strictly Ballroom is a 1992 Australian romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. The film, which was Luhrmann's first, is the first in his The Red Curtain Trilogy of ...more

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballroom Dance Movies
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Released: 1987

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino, the film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as ...more

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Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Chelsom

Shall We Dance? is a 2004 American film that is a remake of the award-winning 1996 Japanese film of the same name. The film made its US premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival.

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Ekaterina Santiago added Antonio Banderas, Jenna Dewan, Alfre Woodard

Released: 2006

Directed by: Liz Friedlander

Take the Lead is a 2006 musical drama film starring Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre Woodard, Dante Basco, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T. Paulk, Jenna Dewan, Lauren Collins and also features former ...more

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January Jones, Patrick Swayze, Sela Ward

Released: 2004

Directed by: Guy Ferland

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights is a 2004 American musical romance film directed by Guy Ferland. This film is a "re-imagining" of the 1987 blockbuster Dirty Dancing, reusing the same ...more

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DanicaPetrović added Kris Kristofferson, Jane Krakowski, Vanessa L. Williams

Released: 1998

Directed by: Randa Haines

Dance with Me is a 1998 drama film on love and dance directed by Randa Haines and starring Vanessa L. Williams and Puerto Rican singer Chayanne.
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Marisa Tomei, Danny DeVito, John Goodman

Released: 2005

Directed by: Randall Miller

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School is a 2005 musical romance film produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films and directed by Randall Miller. It is based on a 1990 short film of the ...more
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Released: 2005

Directed by: Marilyn Agrelo

Mad Hot Ballroom is a documentary film by director Marilyn Agrelo and writer and producer Amy Sewell about a ballroom dance program in the New York City Department of Education, the New York ...more
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Patrick Swayze, George de la Peña, Matthew Walker

Released: 2003

Directed by: Lisa Niemi

One Last Dance is a 2003 American romantic drama about three dancers in New York City. The film was directed and written by Lisa Niemi, wife of actor Patrick Swayze. One Last Dance starred both ...more
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Constance Marie, Valente Rodriguez, Draco Rosa

Released: 1988

Directed by: Boaz Davidson

Salsa is a 1988 romance film about a lower-class Puerto Rican dancer who decides to improve his lot in life by entering a salsa dancing contest. The film was directed by Boaz Davidson, and stars ...more