Films about ballet

Films about ballet
List of the best films about ballet according to visitors: Black Swan, Billy Elliot, Bolshoy, Flashdance, Center Stage, A Chorus Line, After You're Gone, High Strung, My Dad Baryshnikov, The White Crow.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Black Swan (2010)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

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.

Billy Elliot (2000)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:50

Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes!

Bolshoy (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:19

Julia is incredibly talented. She can become a great ballerina. But for this purpose she must give up everything: the interests of the family, her first love, friendship. Over and over again the heroine will face a complex choice between the dream of beauty and real life. The history of the rise of a young provincial girl to the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. A film about dreams, beauty, and ballet.

Flashdance (1983)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

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.

Center Stage (2000)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.

A Chorus Line (1985)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach. After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie, who once had a tempestuous romantic relationship with Zach. She is desperate enough for work to humble herself and audition for him; whether he's willing to let professionalism overcome his personal feelings about their past remains to be seen.

After You're Gone (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:58

Aleksey Temnikov is a renowned ballet dancer and an acknowledged genius whose career was abruptly cut short after sustaining an injury in the 1990s. Twenty years later, Aleksey discovers that his condition is degenerative and that he will soon lose the ability to walk. Aleksey sets out to choreograph a ballet he envisaged long before but never staged for fear of failure. “What will I leave behind after I am gone?” is a question Aleksey feels he must contend with. However, returning to the world of ballet will not be easy for a man who has made so many enemies over the course of his life.

High Strung (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, music
CountryRomania, USA
Duration02:11

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.

My Dad Baryshnikov (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:27

Moscow, 1986, the heat of Perestroika. Borya is an average clumsy teenager who is miraculously admitted to the legendary Bolshoi Ballet School. The boy is convinced that he will become a ballet dancer like his father, Mikhail Baryshnikov. But is this father real or imaginary?

The White Crow (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Serbia
Duration02:24

The story of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.

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Frances Ha (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Brazil
Duration01:26

An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.

Dancer (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. In Disney’s magical take on the classic The Nutcracker, Clara wants a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box holding a priceless gift. A golden thread presented at her godfather’s holiday party leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. There Clara encounters a soldier, a gang of mice and the regents of three magical Realms. But she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve her key and return harmony to the unstable world.

Suspiria (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryItaly, USA
Duration02:26

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.

Mathilde (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:04

The love story of the famous ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

White Nights (1985)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

After his plane crashes in Siberia, a Russian dancer, who defected to the West, is held prisoner in the Soviet Union. The KGB keeps him under watch and tries to convince him to become a dancer for the Kirov Academy of Ballet again. Determined to escape, he befriends a black American expatriate and his pregnant Russian wife, who agree to help him escape to the American Embassy.

Nijinsky (1980)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

The film suggests Nijinsky was driven into madness by both his consuming ambition and self-enforced heterosexuality, the latter prompted by his romantic involvement with Romola de Pulszky, a society girl who joins impresario Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes specifically to seduce Nijinsky. After a series of misunderstandings with Diaghilev, who is both his domineering mentor and possessive lover, Nijinsky succumbs to Romola's charms and marries her, after which his gradual decline from artistic moodiness to complete lunacy begins.

Asher (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

Asher is a former Mossad agent turned gun for hire, living an austere life in an ever-changing Brooklyn. Approaching the end of his career, he breaks the oath he took as a young man when he meets Sophie on a hit gone wrong. In order to have love in his life before it's too late, he must kill the man he was, for a chance at becoming the man he wants to be.

Test (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

San Francisco, 1985. Two opposites attract at a modern dance company. Together, their courage and resilience are tested as they navigate a world full of risks and promise, against the backdrop of a disease no one seems to know anything about.

Match (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

A Seattle couple travel to New York to interview colorful former dancer Tobi for research on a dissertation about dance. But soon, common niceties and social graces erode when the questions turn personal and the true nature of the interview is called into question.

The Lovers (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

The separation of a long married couple goes awry when they fall for each other again.

Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

Home with their newly-formed family, happy parents Dan and Jody are haunted by sinister, paranormal activities. Determined to expel the insidious force, they install security cameras and discover their family is being stalked by an evil dead demon.

If There Be Thorns (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:30

The third installment in V.C. Andrews’ bestselling series that began with "Flowers in the Attic," "If There Be Thorns" follows Christopher and Cathy Dollanganger as they live together as man and wife with Cathy's two sons who are unaware of the incestuous nature of their parents' relationship. But when a mysterious woman moves in next door and befriends the younger boy, Bart, he begins a strange transformation and displays accusatory behavior towards Cathy and Christopher. When Christopher discovers their mysterious neighbor is, in fact, his mother Corrine Dollanganger, all of the family's long-hidden secrets are revealed in a tragic climax.

Backtrace (2018)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA

The lone surviving thief of a violent armored car robbery is sprung from a high security facility and administered an experimental drug.

Intrigo: Death of an Author (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, Sweden, USA

A young author comes into possession of a manuscript sent by critically acclaimed writer, Germund Rein, shortly before he commits suicide.

Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he was at the beginning of World War I and the young ballerina he met just before he left for the front. Myra stayed with him past curfew and is thrown out of the corps de ballet. She survives on the streets of London, falling even lower after she hears her true love has been killed in action. But he wasn't killed. Those terrible years were nothing more than a bad dream is Myra's hope after Roy finds her and takes her to his family's country estate.

The Greatest Showman (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, musical, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:25

The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other"; Art and Perry, two "yuppies"; John, a dour expatriate Briton; Ramon, John's "companion"; James, a cheerful soul who is in the advanced stages of AIDS; and Buzz, a fan of traditional Broadway musicals who is dealing with his own HIV-positive status.

The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:09

A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.

A Nutcracker Christmas (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA, Canada

When her niece is cast in The Philadelphia Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind.




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