American movies about dancing

List of the best American dance movies selected by visitors to our site: Dirty Dancing, Take the Lead, Grease, La La Land, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Burlesque, Honey, Stomp the Yard, Step Up, Save the Last Dance.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersParents
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Relationship, Music
StyleRomantic, To cry, For girls, Fascinating, Touching

Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Passion, Music, Hip Hop
PlaceNew York
StyleInspirational, Fascinating

A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulane.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Trainers
PlotDancing, First love, Baseball, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleLight, To cry, Cute

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Music, Money
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, For girls, Touching, Sad ones, Good music

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
PlotDancing, Death, Depression
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Artists, Singers
PlotDancing, Passion, Music
PlaceNight Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleSerious

The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersArtists
PlotDancing, Passion, Music, Hip Hop, Blackmail
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Inspirational

Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep kids off the streets. Honey thinks she's hit the jackpot when she meets a hotshot director (David Moscow) who casts her in one of his music videos. But, when he starts demanding sexual favors from her, Honey makes a decision that will change her life.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop, Love at first sight, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national step show competition.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersSingers
PlotDancing, Music, Ballet, Hip Hop
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Cute, Fascinating

Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersTeachers
PlotDancing, Music, Ballet, Hip Hop
StyleCute, Serious

A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA
PlotDancing

A brilliant but clumsy high school senior vows to get into her late father's alma mater by transforming herself and a misfit squad into dance champions.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens, Family, Trainers
PlotDancing, Contests, Training
PlaceTrains
StyleWomens in main roles

After failing to make it on Broadway, April returns to her hometown and reluctantly begins training a misfit group of young dancers for a competition.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFamily, Friends, Teachers
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Jealousy
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Smart, Touching

Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Strippers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Passion, Friendship
PlaceParty, USA, Night Clubs

Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genredrama, music
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Friends, Artists
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleInspirational, Serious

At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the street. Starring hip-hop sensations Marques Houston, Omari Grandberry, Lil' Kim and comedian Steve Harvey.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersDogs, Cinderella, Teachers
PlotDancing, Music, Ballet, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, Serious

The popular 1980’s dance movie that depicts the life of an exotic dancer with a side job as a welder who true desire is to get into ballet school. It’s her dream to be a professional dancer and now is her chance. The film has a great soundtrack with an Oscar winning song.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersLosers
PlotDancing, Music
StyleFancy

'Pleasantly Plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
PlotDancing, Passion, Blackmail
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleTouching

Bounced from her job, Erin Grant needs money if she's to have any chance of winning back custody of her child. But, eventually, she must confront the naked truth: to take on the system, she'll have to take it all off. Erin strips to conquer, but she faces unintended circumstances when a hound dog of a Congressman zeroes in on her and sharpens the shady tools at his fingertips, including blackmail and murder.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Losers
PlotDancing, Passion, Music, Friendship
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Fascinating, Gloomy

John Travolta gives a sensual and intelligent performance as the troubled Tony Manero - Brooklyn paint store clerk by day and undisputed king of the dance floor by night. Every Saturday, Tony puts on his wide collared shirt, flared trousers and platform shoes and heads out to the only place where he's seen as a god rather than just some young punk. But in the darkness, away from the strobe lights and glitter ball, is a tragic story of disillusionment, violence and heartbreak. Without a doubt, Travolta's performance made him a Hollywood legend, but Saturday Night Fever is more than just a movie that defined the music and fashion of a generation. It's a powerful and provocative urban tragedy that carries as much significance today as it did in 1977.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Pirates, Blonde girls, Cheerleader
PlotDancing, Friendship, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, Los Angeles
StyleLight, Cute

A transfer student at a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and finds that she not only has to face off against the head cheerleader, but also against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotDancing, Music
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry

An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryItaly, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:14
CharactersFamily
PlotDancing, Music, Ballet
PlaceNew York
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:57
CharactersTeens
PlotDancing, Friendship, Jealousy, Bulimia, Rivalry
StyleExciting

Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryItaly, USA
Duration02:26
CharactersWitch, Demons, Psychotherapists
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Supernatural, Ballet, Witchcraft
PlaceCollege, Berlin
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare, others will finally wake up.

Duration01:43
CharactersPianists, Actors, Singers
PlotDancing, Jealousy, True love
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Cute

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

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Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan, France
CharactersAnimals, Pigs, Singers
PlotDancing, Adventure
StyleFor children, Inspirational, Good music

The film follows Buster and his new cast who now have their sights set on debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But with no connections, he and his singers must sneak into the Crystal Entertainment offices, run by the ruthless wolf mogul Jimmy Crystal, where the gang pitches the ridiculous idea of casting the lion rock legend Clay Calloway in their show. Buster must embark on a quest to find the now-isolated Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, musical
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Stars
PlotDancing, Justice, Shopping
PlaceUSA
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

After the PTA of a conservative high school in Indiana bans same-sex couples from attending the annual prom, a gang of flamboyant Broadway stars try to boost their image by showing up to support two lesbian students.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryRomania, USA
Duration02:11
CharactersBlonde girls, Musicians
PlotDancing, Music, Ballet, Hip Hop, Competitions
StyleLight, Cute

When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a competition that could change their lives forever.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremusical, documentary
CountryGermany, France, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersArtists
PlotDancing, Ballet, Art, Freedom
PlaceGermany
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Pina is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop, Uprising
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Serious

Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel in the process.





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