Here is a list of the best ballroom dance movies ever made, ranked by movie fans just like you. 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 service like Netflix, these good ballroom dance movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
Directed by: Baz LuhrmannStrictly 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
Directed by: Peter ChelsomDespite having a great career and a loving family, lawyer John Clark (Richard Gere) is missing something in his life as he meanders listlessly from day to day. On his commute back home one night, ...more
Directed by: Emile ArdolinoBaby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the ...more
- Ekaterina Santiago added
Directed by: Liz FriedlanderWhen internationally renowned dancer Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas) takes a teaching job in a New York City public school, he meets ridicule from the street-wise students, who scoff at the notion ...more
- DanicaPetrović added
Directed by: Randa HainesDance 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. ...more
Directed by: Guy FerlandAmerican high-school student Katey (Romola Garai) moves with her wealthy parents (Sela Ward, John Slattery) to Cuba in 1958. She encounters Javier (Diego Luna), a poor local who works as a waiter, ...more
Directed by: Marilyn AgreloDocumentary filmmaker Marilyn Agrelo chronicles the lives of several New York City schoolchildren as they get ready for a dancing competition sponsored by the nonprofit group American Ballroom ...more
Directed by: Lisa NiemiA dancer (Patrick Swayze) and his two former partners (Lisa Niemi, George De La Pena) stage a performance to save their mentor's studio. ...more
Directed by: Randall MillerWidower Frank (Robert Carlyle), still overcome with grief at the death of his wife, helps stranger Steve (John Goodman) fulfill his dying wish: to reunite with a former love, Marienne (Mary ...more
Directed by: Mark SandrichPeter P. Peters (Fred Astaire) is an American ballet dancer working in Paris. After happening across a photograph of tap-dance sensation Linda Keene (Ginger Rogers), Peters falls instantly in love ...more
Directed by: Mark SandrichTop Hat is a 1935 screwball musical comedy film in which Fred Astaire plays an American dancer named Jerry Travers, who comes to London to star in a show produced by Horace Hardwick. He meets and ...more
Directed by: Boaz DavidsonA Puerto Rican auto-shop worker (Robby Rosa) practices with three women for a dance contest in Los Angeles. ...more
Directed by: H. C. PotterAspiring dancer Irene (Ginger Rogers) convinces vaudevillian Vernon Castle (Fred Astaire) to give up his comic act for something more serious: ballroom dancing. Together, they work on perfecting ...more
Directed by: David O. RussellAfter losing his job and wife, and spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) winds up living with his parents (Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver). He wants to rebuild his life ...more
Directed by: Robert DuvallJohn J. (Robert Duvall) is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the general he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela (Luciana Pedraza), a ...more
Directed by: Milos FormanIn Milos Forman's satire on Communism set in a small Czechoslovakian town in the 1960s, the local firemen decide to organize a ball, however the proceedings are dogged by difficulty at every step. ...more
Directed by: Ettore ScolaLe bal is a 1983 Italian-Franco-Algerian film without dialogue directed by Ettore Scola that represents a fifty-year story of French society by way of a ballroom in France. ...more
Directed by: David Mallet, Anthony Van LaastBurn the Floor is a 1999 film directed by David Mallet and Anthony Van Laast. ...more
Directed by: Andreas Koefoed, Christian BonkeBallroom Dancer is a 2011 documentary drama film written and directed by Christian Bonke and Andreas Koefoed. Slavik (34) from Ukraine, former world champion in Latin American dancing is making a ...more
- Pierre Dulaine, Yvonne Marceau
Dancing in Jaffa
Directed by: Hilla MedaliaDancing in Jaffa is a 2013 documentary film written by Philip Shane and Hilla Medalia and directed by Hilla Medalia. ...more
Directed by: James GriffithsA former salsa prodigy (Nick Frost) must whip himself back into shape 22 years after a bullying incident ruined his chance at dance stardom. ...more
Directed by: Autumn de WildeEmma. is a 2020 British comedy-drama film directed by Autumn de Wilde, based on the 1815 novel by Jane Austen. In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman (Anya Taylor-Joy) meddles in ...more
Directed by: Levan AkinAnd Then We Danced is a 2020 Swedish-Georgian drama film directed by Levan Akin. Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) has been training at the National Georgian Ensemble with his partner Mary (Ana ...more
Directed by: Jamila WingotAiley is an 2021 American documentary film directed by Jamila Wingot. Alvin Ailey was a visionary artist who found salvation through dance. Told in his own words and through the creation of a dance ...more
Directed by: Jennie LivingstonThis documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their "house" culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. ...more