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The Best Competitive Dance Movies

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List RulesMovies 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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    Step Up
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    Step Up

    Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan

    Released2006

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

    Step Up is a 2006 American romantic dance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Step Up 2: The Streets
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    Step Up 2: The Streets

    Channing Tatum, Cassie Ventura

    Released2008

    Directed byJon M. Chu

    Step Up 2: The Streets is a 2008 American dance film. It is the sequel to the 2006 film Step... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Shall We Dance?
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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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    Silver Linings Playbook
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    Silver Linings Playbook

    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

    Released2012

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Save the Last Dance
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    Save the Last Dance

    Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles

    Released2001

    Directed byThomas Carter

    Save the Last Dance is a 2001 American film produced by MTV Films, directed by Thomas Carter... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Step Up 3D
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    Step Up 3D

    Sharni Vinson, Kathy Najimy

    Released2010

    Directed byJon M. Chu

    Step Up 3D is a 2010 American 3D dance film written by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Stomp the Yard
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    Stomp the Yard

    Chris Brown, Meagan Good

    Released2007

    Directed bySylvain White

    Stomp the Yard is a 2007 drama and dance film produced by Rainforest Films and released... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 8
    Strictly Ballroom
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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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  • 9
    Step Up 5: All In
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    Step Up 5: All In

    Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan

    Directed byTrish Sie

    Step Up: All In is a 2014 American dance film directed by Trish Sie and the fifth installment... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    You Got Served: Beat the World
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    You Got Served: Beat the World

    Kardinal Offishall, Lil' C

    Released2011

    Directed byRobert Adetuyi

    You Got Served: Beat the World is a film written and directed by Robert Adetuyi released in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Step Up Revolution
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    Step Up Revolution

    Megan Boone, Ryan Guzman

    Released2012

    Directed byScott Speer

    Step Up Revolution is a 2012 American 3D dance film and the fourth installment in the Step Up... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    You Got Served: Take It to the Streets
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    You Got Served: Take It to the Streets

    Omarion, Harry Shum

    Released2004

    Directed byBilly Pollina

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  • 13
    How She Move
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    How She Move

    Nina Dobrev, Keyshia Cole

    Released2008

    Directed byIan Iqbal Rashid

    How She Move is a 2007 drama film directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid and starring Rutina Wesley, Clé... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Take the Lead
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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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  • 15
    Feel the Beat
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    Feel the Beat

    Sofia Carson, Enrico Colantoni

    Released2020

    Directed byElissa Down

    Feel the Beat is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Elissa Down. April (Sofia Carson), a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Another Cinderella Story
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    Another Cinderella Story

    Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch

    Released2008

    Directed byDamon Santostefano

    Another Cinderella Story is a 2008 teen romantic comedy musical dance film directed by Damon... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Make It Happen
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    Make It Happen

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson

    Released2008

    Directed byDarren Grant

    Make It Happen is a 2008 dance film directed by Darren Grant and starring Mary Elizabeth... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Burlesque
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    Burlesque

    Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell

    Released2010

    Directed bySteve Antin

    Burlesque is a 2010 drama film written Steven Antin, Susannah Grant and Keith Merryman and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 19
    And Then We Danced
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    And Then We Danced

    Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili

    Released2020

    Directed byLevan Akin

    And Then We Danced is a 2020 Swedish-Georgian drama film directed by Levan Akin. Merab (Levan... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    You Got Served
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    You Got Served

    Lil' Kim, Meagan Good

    Released2004

    Directed byChris Stokes

    You Got Served is a film written and directed by Chris Stokes, manager of its stars, recording... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Stomp the Yard: Homecoming
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    Stomp the Yard: Homecoming

    Keith David, Tika Sumpter

    Released2010

    Directed byRob Hardy

    Stomp the Yard: Homecoming is a 2010 drama film directed by Rob Hardy. It is the sequel to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Shall We Dance?
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    Shall We Dance?

    Naoto Takenaka, Kōji Yakusho

    Released1996

    Directed byMasayuki Suo

    Shall We Dance? is a 1996 Japanese film. Its title refers to the song, "Shall We Dance?" which... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Center Stage
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    Center Stage

    Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull

    Released2000

    Directed byNicholas Hytner

    Center Stage is a 2000 American teen drama film, directed by Nicholas Hytner, about a group of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Mad Hot Ballroom
    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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    Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
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    Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

    Ice-T, Lucinda Dickey

    Released1984

    Directed bySam Firstenberg

    Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo is the sequel to the breakdancing film Breakin', with both films... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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