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The Best Competitive Dance Movies 

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List Rules Movies that involve dance competitions only.

A list of the best competitive dance movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This dance competition movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about competitive dance are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about competitive dance you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous competitive dance movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these competitive dance movie titles for more information about the films.This list below has everything from Stomp the Yard to How She Move.This list answers the questions, "What are the best competitive dance movies?" and "What is the greatest competitive dance movie of all time?" Various bits of information are included with these popular competitive dance movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these competitive dance movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good competitive dance movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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Channing Tatum, Cassie Ventura, Briana Evigan
Step Up 2: The Streets is a 2008 American dance film. It is the sequel to the 2006 film Step Up from Touchstone Pictures. The film was directed by Jon M. Chu and choreographed by Jamal Sims, ...more

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#11 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #23 of 73 The Dumbest Movie Sequel Titles #2 of 32 30+ Great Teen Drama Movies About Dancing

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Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Heavy D
Step Up is a 2006 American romantic dance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum. Set in Baltimore, Maryland, the film follows the tale of the disadvantaged ...more

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#111 of 119 The Very Best Movie Franchises #7 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

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Sharni Vinson, Kathy Najimy, Alyson Stoner
Step Up 3D is a 2010 American 3D dance film written by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer and directed by Step Up 2: The Streets '​s Jon M. Chu. The sequel sees the return of Adam Sevani and Alyson ...more

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#17 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #14 of 32 30+ Great Teen Drama Movies About Dancing

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Chris Brown, Meagan Good, Shaffer Smith
Stomp the Yard is a 2007 drama and dance film produced by Rainforest Films and released through Sony Pictures' Screen Gems division on January 12, 2007. Directed by Sylvain White, Stomp the Yard ...more

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#168 of 720 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #16 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

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Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles, Bianca Lawson
Save the Last Dance is a 2001 American film produced by MTV Films, directed by Thomas Carter and released by Paramount Pictures on January 12, 2001. The film stars Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick ...more

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Megan Boone, Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick
Step Up Revolution is a 2012 American 3D dance film and the fourth installment in the Step Up film series was released on July 27, 2012. The film was directed by Scott Speer and stars Ryan ...more
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Step Up 5: All In is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Competitive Dance Movies
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Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Misha Gabriel
Step Up: All In is a 2014 American dance film directed by Trish Sie and the fifth installment in the Step Up series. The film was released on August 8, 2014.
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Antonio Banderas, Jenna Dewan, Alfre Woodard
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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Another Cinderella Story... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Competitive Dance Movies
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Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy
Another Cinderella Story is a 2008 teen romantic comedy musical dance film directed by Damon Santostefano and starring Selena Gomez, Drew Seeley and Jane Lynch. The film was released directly to ...more

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#3 of 32 30+ Great Teen Drama Movies About Dancing #179 of 199 The Very Best Children's Movies

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Keith David, Tika Sumpter, Jasmine Guy
Stomp the Yard: Homecoming is a 2010 drama film directed by Rob Hardy. It is the sequel to 2007's Stomp the Yard. The film is produced by Rainforest Films and released through Sony Pictures' ...more
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Lil' Kim, Meagan Good, Steve Harvey
You Got Served is a film written and directed by Chris Stokes, manager of its stars, recording artist Marques Houston and the members of boy band B2K. The plot concerns a group of dancers, who ...more

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#44 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #3 of 24 The Best Breakdancing Movies #10 of 21 The Best Movies Like Step Up

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Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell, Cher
Burlesque is a 2010 drama film written Steven Antin, Susannah Grant and Keith Merryman and directed by Steve Antin.

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#289 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #122 of 125 Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere
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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#465 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #9 of 52 The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked

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Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper
Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell, adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film ...more

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Sonia Kruger, Gia Carides, Bill Hunter
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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#557 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #203 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull, Donna Murphy
Center Stage is a 2000 American teen drama film, directed by Nicholas Hytner, about a group of young dancers from various backgrounds who enroll at the fictitious American Ballet Academy in New ...more

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#259 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #411 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #13 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

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Kardinal Offishall, Lil' C, Mishael Morgan
You Got Served: Beat the World is a film written and directed by Robert Adetuyi released in 2011. It was produced by InnerCity Films and Telefilm Canada - Equity Investment Program. It was ...more
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Kris Kristofferson, Jane Krakowski, Vanessa L. Williams
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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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ice-T, Christopher McDonald
Breakin', released as Breakdance: The Movie or Break Street '84 in some countries, is a 1984 breakdancing-themed film directed by Joel Silberg. The film setting was inspired by a 1983 German ...more
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Jacqueline Bissett, Shaffer Smith, Ray J
Save the Last Dance 2 is a direct-to-video sequel to 2001's theatrical feature Save the Last Dance. It was released to DVD on October 10, 2006 by Paramount Home Entertainment and MTV. While ...more

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#62 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #17 of 32 30+ Great Teen Drama Movies About Dancing

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Ice-T, Lucinda Dickey, Shabba Doo
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo is the sequel to the breakdancing film Breakin', with both films having been released in 1984. Electric Boogaloo was released seven months after its predecessor by ...more

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#454 of 720 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #53 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #490 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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Omarion, Harry Shum, Jr.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Ashley Roberts
Make It Happen is a 2008 dance film directed by Darren Grant and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The screenplay was co-written by Duane Adler, who was a screenwriter for Save the Last Dance ...more

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#56 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #15 of 21 The Best Movies Like Step Up #195 of 209 The Best Romance Movies Rated PG-13

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Nina Dobrev, Keyshia Cole, Rutina Wesley
How She Move is a 2007 drama film directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid and starring Rutina Wesley, Clé Bennett and Romina D'Ugo. The film showcases the street culture of step dancing. The film is ...more

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#82 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #22 of 32 30+ Great Teen Drama Movies About Dancing

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And Then We Danced is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Competitive Dance Movies
Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili
And Then We Danced is a 2019 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