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The Best Ballroom Dance Movies

Updated October 2, 2019 648 votes 296 voters 40.2k views10 items

List RulesOnly 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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    Strictly Ballroom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ballroom Dance Movies
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    Strictly Ballroom

    Sonia Kruger, Gia Carides

    Released1992

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    Strictly Ballroom is a 1992 Australian romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Baz... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Shall We Dance? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballroom Dance Movies
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    Shall We Dance?

    Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    Shall We Dance? is a 2004 American film that is a remake of the award-winning 1996 Japanese... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Mad Hot Ballroom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ballroom Dance Movies
    Mad Hot Ballroom is a documentary film by director Marilyn Agrelo and writer and producer Amy... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dance with Me is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ballroom Dance Movies
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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 Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Take the Lead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ballroom Dance Movies
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    Take the Lead

    Antonio Banderas, Jenna Dewan

    Released2006

    Directed byLiz Friedlander

    Take the Lead is a 2006 musical drama film starring Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballroom Dance Movies
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    Dirty Dancing

    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey

    Released1987

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

    Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Salsa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ballroom Dance Movies
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    Salsa

    Constance Marie, Valente Rodriguez

    Released1988

    Directed byBoaz Davidson

    Salsa is a 1988 romance film about a lower-class Puerto Rican dancer who decides to improve... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    One Last Dance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ballroom Dance Movies
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    One Last Dance

    Patrick Swayze, George de la Peña

    Released2003

    Directed byLisa Niemi

    One Last Dance is a 2003 American romantic drama about three dancers in New York City. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballroom Dance Movies
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    Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

    January Jones, Patrick Swayze

    Released2004

    Directed byGuy Ferland

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    Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Da is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ballroom Dance Movies

    Released2005

    Directed byRandall Miller

    Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School is a 2005 musical romance film produced by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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