Chinese dance movies

List of the best Chinese dance films according to visitors: Parquet, Mountains May Depart, The Looming Storm, The Farewell, So Long, My Son, Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, Trinity Sunday, Police Story: Lockdown, Collide, The Transporter Refueled.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Country
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Genredrama
CountryRussia, Poland, United Kingdom
PlotDancing, Relationship, Tango
PlaceRussia
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

The creators of the legendary tango à trois reunite for an encore performance 25 years after breaking up. Determined to take on the night as if they had never aged they face the realities when their families arrive to join the audience.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina, France, Japan
Duration02:07
CharactersDogs, Tigers, Miners
PlotDancing, Wedding, Weapon, Love triangle, Jealousy
PlaceAircraft, Trains, China, Night Clubs
TimeNew Year

The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryChina
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotDancing, Investigation, Death, Chase
PlaceTrains, China, Hospitals, Railway
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Tense

Yu, a self-assured factory guard, fancies himself a detective and begins poking his nose into a murder investigation.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:27
CharactersDogs, Artists, Cooks, Family, Writers
PlotDancing, Wedding, Money, Death, Birthday
PlaceJapan, China, Metro, Hotels, USA
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Vital signs, Makes me think

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryChina
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotDancing, Friendship, Death, Flooding, Birthday
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Party, China, Hospitals
TimeNew Year

The changes in Chinese society from the 1980s to the present day, as experienced by two families.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration02:07
CharactersWerewolf, Teachers, Demons, Giants
PlotDancing, Adventure, Travel, Kung Fu, Friendship
PlaceChina
StyleExciting, Action, Light, Fascinating, Tense

Tang Monk brings three disciples on a journey to the West. On the outside, everything seems harmonious. However, tension is present beneath the surface, and their hearts and minds are not in agreement. After a series of demon-capturing events, the monk and his disciples gain mutual understanding of each others' hardships and unease. Finally, they resolve their inner conflict and work together to become an all-conquering, demon-exorcising team.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia, China
CharactersFamily, Old man, Babies
PlotLove, Dancing, Death, Life after death, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

In a love triangle there are always three participants: the torturer, the saviour and the victim, who change roles depending on the situation. There is no room to condemn anyone, there is no right and no guilt. A betrayal can happen with everyone. Margo admits to her husband George that she betrayed him with her student Anton. Her confession changes the life of three people. At first it seems that it is a usual story, but gradually it emerges that everything that happens to Margo has a deeper meaning. She begins to understand God, family, and love. She starts to realize how these values correspond with the eastern world, where she has grown up, and with the western world where she now lives.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryHong Kong
Duration01:46
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Martial Arts, Hostage, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, China, USA
Duration01:41
CharactersDogs, Mafia
PlotLove, Dancing, Time travel, Travel, Skirmishes
PlaceGermany
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Serious, For men

An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, and winds up on the run from his employers across Munich's autobahns.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, USA, China, Belgium, Monaco
Duration02:34
CharactersHackers, Gangsters, Heroes, Tough guys, Fathers
PlotDancing, Martial Arts, Bank robbery, Skirmishes, Cars
PlaceAircraft
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The fast-paced action movie is again set in the criminal underworld in France, where Frank Martin is known as The Transporter, because he is the best driver and mercenary money can buy. In this installment, he meets Anna and they attempt to take down a group of ruthless Russian human traffickers who also have kidnapped Frank’s father.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, China
Duration02:16
CharactersHackers, Lifeguards, Bodyguards, Friends, Bodybuilders
PlotRacing, Dancing, Basketball, Motorcycles, Investigation
PlaceSea, Ocean, Party, Beach, Yachts
TimeSummer
StyleUnexpected ending, Light, Fascinating, For a group of friends

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genredrama, military
CountryIndia, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, China
CharactersHorses, Soldier
PlotDancing, Skirmishes, Earthquake, Hostage
PlaceMountains, India

Laxman Singh Bisht is nicknamed tube light by his neighbours because he is feeble-minded. Despite being special, Laxman lives by one life-lesson; keep your faith alive and you can do almost anything, even stop a war.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, China
CharactersHorses
PlotDancing, Fear
PlaceAircraft, Paris, Beach

Three Parisian police officers are charged with driving a stranger back to the border. However, Virginie realizes their prisoner will most likely be killed upon return to his country and so goes about attempting to convince her fellow officers to release him.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryChina
Duration01:50
CharactersHorses, Serial killers
PlotDancing, Money, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlaceChina, Asia
TimeWinter
StyleTense, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that tanked their careers when the killings begin again.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China, Hong Kong
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Blonde girls, Actors
PlotDancing, Love triangle, Inheritance
PlaceChina, Asia, Los Angeles
StyleSmart

Liam Liu unwittingly gets involved with a high school girl. He suddenly has to go to China after learning from his father that he has inherited his grandmother's home in Shanghai. He's not very appreciative of his Chinese roots and at first only wants to sell the house and get back to the U.S. as fast as possible. He gets a taste of the Chinese culture and ends up having some big decisions to make

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Canada, Mexico
Duration02:23
CharactersHorses, Dinosaurs, Snipers, Robots, Aliens
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Apocalypse, End of the world, Bank robbery
PlaceSpace, Submarines, Aircraft, Ships, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleUnexpected ending

Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration02:11
CharactersDogs, Teens, Gods, Special Forces, Military
PlotWar, Dancing, Soccer, Fight, American Football
PlaceSchool, Iraq, Deserts, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Patriotic, Makes me think, Depressive

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

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: 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: 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: 8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersParents
PlotPassion, Obsession, Split personality, Mental disorders, Ballet
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes, Serious

A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.

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: 5.1
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryCanada
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Students
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Relationship, Music
PlaceAustralia, Canada
StyleTo cry, Cute, Inspirational, Fascinating

This is the story Delphine Lamarre, a young woman trying to focus on the way to dance rather than focused on her university studies. It will pass through trials and consequences facing choices.

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: 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: 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: 4.7
Genremelodrama
CountryPoland
Duration01:58
PlotDancing
StyleRomantic

Hania (Izabella Miko) is a young journalist who suddenly discovers that she is more connected with dancing than she could ever imagine ...

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: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:29
PlotDancing
PlaceLaboratory

Elle a une passion: la danse. Une ambition: danser a Broadway. Un handicap: elle est muette. Le samedi soir, dans une boite new-yorkaise, elle affronte les plus grands DJ et, quelle que soit la musique, techno, funk, jazz ou soul, elle garde le tempo et met le public a genoux. Un soir, dans la foule, un jeune scientifique la decouvre, fascine. Avec elle, il inventera un systeme qui lui permettra de danser, de s'exprimer et d'aimer...





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