Calling all b-boys! Breakdancing exploded in the 1980s as part of the young hip-hop scene in Brooklyn and the Bronx. On this list of the top b-boy films, you’ll find genre-defining films from the ‘80s, like Breakin’ and Beat Street. You'll also find acclaimed director Mario Van Peebles's 1985 hit, Rappin’. In addition, this list contains modern classics like You Got Served, a film that took the heart and soul of ‘80s breakdancing and mixed it up for a new generation.
Plenty of interesting documentaries on b-boy culture populate this list of the greatest breakdancing movies, as well. Check out Planet B-boy for an international look at the breakdancing phenomenon. Vote up the best breakdancing movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
- 12830Beat Street is an American 1984 drama film featuring New York City hip hop culture of the... more
- 10336Breakin', released as Breakdance: The Movie or Break Street '84 in some countries, is a 1984... more
- 7142Step Up 2: The Streets is a 2008 American dance film. It is the sequel to the 2006 film Step... more
- 5224Wild Style is a 1983 hip hop film produced by Charlie Ahearn. Released theatrically in 1983 by... more
- 5427You Got Served is a film written and directed by Chris Stokes, manager of its stars, recording... more
- 6237Step Up is a 2006 American romantic dance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing... more
- 4521Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo is the sequel to the breakdancing film Breakin', with both films... more
- 3313Planet B-Boy is a 2007 documentary film that focuses on the 2005 Battle of the Year while also... more
- 3217Stomp the Yard is a 2007 drama and dance film produced by Rainforest Films and released... more
- 3017A German documentary about the then nascent Hip Hop culture as it existed the early 1980's... more
- 3526Step Up 3D is a 2010 American 3D dance film written by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer and... more
- 2415Style Wars is a 1983 documentary on hip hop culture, directed by Tony Silver and produced in... more
- 2114Kickin' It Old Skool is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Harvey Glazer and written by... more
- 2014Delivery Boys is a 1984 film directed by Ken Handler. It concerns a group of pizza delivery... more
- 2120Stomp the Yard: Homecoming is a 2010 drama film directed by Rob Hardy. It is the sequel to... more
- 1715Fast Forward is a 1985 dance film directed by Sidney Poitier. In the film, a dance troupe from... more
- 1217B-Girl is a 2009 dance film written and directed by Emily Dell and starring Julie Urich, Missy... more
Mismatched CouplesDonnie Yen, Yuen Woo-pingMismatched Couples is a 1985 Hong Kong film directed by Yuen Woo-ping starring him and martial... more
- 712That's Dancing! is a 1985 retrospective documentary produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that... more
- 814Body Rock is a 1984 film directed by Marcelo Epstein about a young man "from the streets" with... more
Inside the Circle
From Mambo to Hip HopFrom Mambo to Hip Hop is a 2006 TV Documentary written by Diane Bardinet and directed by Henry...