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The Best Competitive Dance Movies 

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Updated June 22, 2020 1k votes 267 voters 41.3k views 29 items

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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Trent Walker added Channing Tatum, Cassie Ventura, Briana Evigan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

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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Trent Walker added Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Heavy D

Released: 2006

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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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Trent Walker added Chris Brown, Meagan Good, Shaffer Smith

Released: 2007

Directed by: Sylvain White

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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#131 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #17 of 94 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #10 of 24 The Best Breakdancing Movies

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Trent Walker added Sharni Vinson, Kathy Najimy, Alyson Stoner

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

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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#12 of 94 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #211 of 261 The Best Teen Romance Movies #9 of 24 The Best Breakdancing Movies

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Trent Walker added Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles, Bianca Lawson

Released: 2001

Directed by: Thomas Carter

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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Magnifly added Megan Boone, Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick

Released: 2012

Directed by: Scott Speer

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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#32 of 94 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #207 of 261 The Best Teen Romance Movies #6 of 33 30+ Great Teen Drama Movies About Dancing

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Trent Walker 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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Step Up 5: All In is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Competitive Dance Movies
Magnifly added Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Misha Gabriel

Directed by: Trish Sie

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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Trent Walker added Lil' Kim, Meagan Good, Steve Harvey

Released: 2004

Directed by: Chris Stokes

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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#154 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #39 of 94 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #5 of 24 The Best Breakdancing Movies

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Trent Walker added Keith David, Tika Sumpter, Jasmine Guy

Released: 2010

Directed by: Rob Hardy

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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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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#409 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #14 of 53 The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked #28 of 94 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

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Trent Walker added Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

Released: 2012

Directed by: David O. Russell

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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Another Cinderella Story... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Competitive Dance Movies
ciaratorres635 added Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy

Released: 2008

Directed by: Damon Santostefano

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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ciaratorres635 added Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell, Cher

Released: 2010

Directed by: Steve Antin

Burlesque is a 2010 drama film written Steven Antin, Susannah Grant and Keith Merryman and directed by Steve Antin.

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#120 of 133 Movies That Should Never Be Remade #185 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #87 of 119 The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents

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Sofia Carson, Enrico Colantoni, Wolfgang Novogratz

Released: 2020

Directed by: Elissa Down

Feel the Beat is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Elissa Down. April (Sofia Carson), a failed Broadway dancer, returns home and reluctantly takes a job as a dance instructor for a group ...more

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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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#383 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #364 of 560 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #505 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Trent Walker added Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ice-T, Christopher McDonald

Released: 1984

Directed by: Joel Silberg

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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Trent Walker 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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And Then We Danced is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Competitive Dance Movies
Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili

Released: 2020

Directed by: Levan Akin

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
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Trent Walker added Ice-T, Lucinda Dickey, Shabba Doo

Released: 1984

Directed by: Sam Firstenberg

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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#524 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #405 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #126 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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Trent Walker added Kardinal Offishall, Lil' C, Mishael Morgan

Released: 2011

Directed by: Robert Adetuyi

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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Trent Walker added Jacqueline Bissett, Shaffer Smith, Ray J

Released: 2006

Directed by: David Petrarca

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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#50 of 94 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #19 of 33 30+ Great Teen Drama Movies About Dancing #16 of 21 The Best Movies Like Step Up

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Allyson Mitchell added Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull, Donna Murphy

Released: 2000

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

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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#269 of 299 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #375 of 560 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #292 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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Trent Walker added You Got Served: Take It to the Streets Omarion, Harry Shum, Jr.

Released: 2004

Directed by: Billy Pollina

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NikkiStein added Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Ashley Roberts

Released: 2008

Directed by: Darren Grant

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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#64 of 94 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #26 of 33 30+ Great Teen Drama Movies About Dancing #15 of 21 The Best Movies Like Step Up