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List of All Dance Movies

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A list of all the best dance movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Looking to find which of your favorite movies are currently streaming on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime? Then check out The Best Romance Movies on Amazon Prime or The Best Drama Movies on Netflix Instant

This dance movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of dance films also contains dance movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This dance films list can also be copied to start your own.

And why wouldn't you want to start your own list of dancing movies? Every dancing movie I've ever seen, or "dance movie" is pretty up-lifting. You don't really see a whole lot of downer movies about dancing. This list covers a wide variety of dance movies too. You've got everything from some sweet 80s dance movies, to the more modern street dancing movies where you can probably count on a few street battles (of the dance variety). Popular dance movies are on here, of course, but so are a lot of unknowns, so maybe you can watch one you've never heard of and tell all your friends about how you have this new dancing movie they have to see and you can be "that person" for them. 

This list, though, contains the best dance movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This dance movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. You decide which of these movies are the best ones by casting your votes.

List of dance films includes dance movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Share this list with your friends to see if their votes change the order of the list.

These are the top films in the dance genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the dance genre in it, be it the motifs of the dance genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Thumbs down the movies you don't think should be on this list. Not a fan of Styles of Krump or Blutengel: Live Lines? Them thumbs them down. If we missed any dance movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous dance movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about dance movie lists.

You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the dance movies. List includes photos and dance movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these dance movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good dance movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest dance movies, here is the full dance movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Spike Jonze and Robert Altman have both directed Dance movies, as have many other great directors.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Ashley Roberts

Released: 2008

Directed by: Darren Grant

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Ralph Carlsson, Anders Jansson, Peter Schildt

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson

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Brent Neale, David Lee Moroni, Keir Knight

Released: 2002

Directed by: Guy Maddin

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Jessica Alba, Missy Elliott, Joy Bryant

Released: 2003

Directed by: Bille Woodruff

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How She Move is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Dance Movies
Nina Dobrev, Keyshia Cole, Rutina Wesley

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ian Iqbal Rashid

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Andrew Lincoln, John Simm, Danny Dyer

Released: 1999

Directed by: Justin Kerrigan

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Sharni Vinson, Kathy Najimy, Alyson Stoner

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

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Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Chelsom

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Naoto Takenaka, Kōji Yakusho, Akira Emoto

Released: 1996

Directed by: Masayuki Suo

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Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Heavy D

Released: 2006

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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Channing Tatum, Cassie Ventura, Briana Evigan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

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Liza Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Sammy Davis

Released: 1985

Directed by: Jack Haley, Jr.

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January Jones, Patrick Swayze, Sela Ward

Released: 2004

Directed by: Guy Ferland

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Marlon Wayans, Amy Sedaris, David Alan Grier

Released: 2009

Directed by: Damien Dante Wayans

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Christina Milian, Giuliana Rancic, Holland Roden

Released: 2009

Directed by: Bille Woodruff

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Rae Dawn Chong, Mary Alice, Kadeem Hardison

Released: 1984

Directed by: Stan Lathan

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Antonio Banderas, Jenna Dewan, Alfre Woodard

Released: 2006

Directed by: Liz Friedlander

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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ice-T, Christopher McDonald

Released: 1984

Directed by: Joel Silberg

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of All Dance Movies
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Released: 1987

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

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Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles, Bianca Lawson

Released: 2001

Directed by: Thomas Carter

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Released: 2009

Directed by: Jonathan Caouette

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Betty White, Amy Smart, Billy Zane

Released: 2008

Directed by: Robert Iscove

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Twist Around the Clock ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of All Dance Movies
Twist Around the Clock Dion DiMucci, Chubby Checker, Alvy Moore

Released: 1961

Directed by: Oscar Rudolph

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Released: 1998

Directed by: Matthew Diamond

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Released: 2007

Directed by: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix, Andrea Nix Fine