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The Best PG-13 Dance Movies 

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Updated March 30, 2020 667 votes 121 voters 10.3k views 30 items

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List of PG-13 dance movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 dance movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Dance movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 dance movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG-13 Dance movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG-13 Dance films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Dance film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Movies include everything from Center Stage to Save the Last Dance.

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Use this list if you're looking for some new dance movies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great dance movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching.

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Did you know that Robert Altman and Nicholas Hytner have both directed PG-13 Dance movies?

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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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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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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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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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Christina Milian, Giuliana Rancic, Holland Roden

Released: 2009

Directed by: Bille Woodruff

Bring It On: Fight to the Finish is a 2009 teen comedy film starring Christina Milian, Rachele Brooke Smith, Cody Longo, Vanessa Born, Gabrielle Dennis and Holland Roden. Directed by Bille ...more
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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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Jessica Alba, Missy Elliott, Joy Bryant

Released: 2003

Directed by: Bille Woodruff

Honey is a 2003 dance film released by Universal Pictures. Featuring music produced by Rodney Jerkins, the film stars Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Lil' Romeo, Joy Bryant, David Moscow and ...more

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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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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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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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January Jones, Patrick Swayze, Sela Ward

Released: 2004

Directed by: Guy Ferland

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights is a 2004 American musical romance film directed by Guy Ferland. This film is a "re-imagining" of the 1987 blockbuster Dirty Dancing, reusing the same ...more

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Harry Shum, Jr., Crystal Lowe

Released: 2008

Center Stage 2: Turn it Up or Center Stage 2 is the official sequel to the 2000 dance drama film Center Stage. The film was directed by Steven Jacobson and written by Karen Bloch Morse, based on ...more
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Nina Dobrev, Keyshia Cole, Rutina Wesley

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ian Iqbal Rashid

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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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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Jody 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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Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines

Released: 1985

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

White Nights is a 1985 American drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and choreographed by Twyla Tharp and stars Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren and Isabella ...more
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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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Patrick Swayze, George de la Peña, Matthew Walker

Released: 2003

Directed by: Lisa Niemi

One Last Dance is a 2003 American romantic drama about three dancers in New York City. The film was directed and written by Lisa Niemi, wife of actor Patrick Swayze. One Last Dance starred both ...more
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Laura Harring, Sid Haig, Richard Lynch

Released: 1990

Directed by: Greydon Clark

The Forbidden Dance is a 1990 drama film starring former Miss USA Laura Harring. Made to cash in on the Lambada dance craze, it opened on the same day as its competitor, Lambada.
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Etta James, Sammy Davis, Jr.

Released: 1989

Directed by: Nick Castle

Tap is a 1989 drama film written and directed by Nick Castle. It stars Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Betty White, Amy Smart, Billy Zane

Released: 2008

Directed by: Robert Iscove

Love N' Dancing is a 2009 dance film about a couple who take part in a dance competition. The film was directed by Robert Iscove, and stars Amy Smart, Tom Malloy, and Billy Zane.
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Marlon Wayans, Amy Sedaris, David Alan Grier

Released: 2009

Directed by: Damien Dante Wayans

Dance Flick is a 2009 American parody comedy movie directed by Damien Dante Wayans, written by many of the Wayans Family, and starring Shoshana Bush and Damon Wayans, Jr.. The film is a spoof of ...more
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Meagan Good, Nick Cannon, Paul Wesley

Released: 2005

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s ...more

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Kevin Richardson, Lil' C, Tommy the Clown

Released: 2005

Directed by: David LaChapelle

Rize is an American documentary movie starring Lil' C, Tommy Johnson, also known as Tommy the Clown, and Miss Prissy. The documentary exposes the new dance form known as krumping which ...more
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Lorenzo Lamas, Ray Sharkey, Grace Zabriskie

Released: 1984

Directed by: Marcelo Epstein

Body Rock is a 1984 film directed by Marcelo Epstein about a young man "from the streets" with a talent for break-dancing. It stars Lorenzo Lamas in the lead role of 'Chilly'. The film ...more