Films about ballet

Films about ballet
List of the best films about ballet according to visitors: Black Swan, Billy Elliot, The Turning Point, The Red Shoes, Limelight, Let's Dance, Man with a Movie Camera, Bolshoy, Girl, Flashdance.

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

Genre
Country
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: 7.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:50
CharactersGay, Childrens, Family, Gifted children, Poor
PlotBoxing, Friendship, Ballet
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

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!

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersBallerinas
PlotDancing, Friendship, Ballet, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Action, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating

When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersBallerinas, Artists
PlotDancing, Music, Obsession, Ballet, Success
PlaceLondon
StyleRomantic, To cry, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersClowns, Ballerinas
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Ballet
PlaceLondon
StyleBy comics, To cry

A fading music hall comedian tries to help a despondent ballet dancer learn to walk and to again feel confident about life.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, family, music
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:44
CharactersBallerinas
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Ballet, Hip Hop
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, Inspirational, Soulful

After his crew breaks up, a gifted but insecure hip-hop dancer teaches at a top ballet school in Paris, where he falls for an aspiring ballerina.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredocumentary
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:08
PlotBallet
PlaceTrains, Russia, USSR, Beach, Moscow
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:19
CharactersTeachers, Family, Students, Ballerinas, Artists
PlotOn real events, Dancing, American Football, Friendship, Ballet
PlaceRussia, Hostel
StyleLight, Sad ones

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryNetherlands, Belgium
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Gay, Transgender people, Psychologists, Ballerinas
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Ballet, Birthday, Dreams
PlaceSchool, Metro
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, To cry, Inspirational, Heavy, Makes me think

A 15-year-old girl, assigned male at birth, dreams of becoming a ballerina and will push her body to its limits in order for her dream to succeed.

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: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryAustralia
PlotBallet

At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersTeens, Artists
PlotMusic, Ballet, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror
CountryItaly
Duration01:38
CharactersWitch
PlotDancing, Supernatural, Ballet
PlaceGermany, Boarding school
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Tense, Gothic, Serious

From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersPolice, Lawyers, Judge
PlotDancing, Friendship, Ballet, Weapon, Depression
PlaceSchool, Cemetery, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother.

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: 6.2
Genredrama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
PlotPassion, Music, Ballet
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Smart, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotBallet

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar, Passion, Ballet
PlaceEngland, London
TimeWorld War II, World War I
StyleRomantic, To cry, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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.

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:58
PlotLoneliness, Ballet
PlaceRussia
StyleHeavy

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:27
PlotBallet

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?

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:52
CharactersJournalists, Nurses
PlotObsession, Friendship, Loneliness, Ballet
PlaceHospitals, Spain
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Brazil
Duration01:26
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Ballet, Living together
PlaceCollege, USA, New York
StyleFancy, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
Duration01:38
PlaceIreland
StyleInspirational

Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, history
CountryChina
Duration02:10
CharactersVeterans
PlotLove, Death, Ballet
PlaceChina
StylePatriotic, Serious

A group of performing art troupe members each face their own trials and tribulations in Chengdu; from escaping a family scandal to dealing with unrequited love, each experiences rejection that shapes their lives.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Serbia
Duration02:24
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Friendship, Ballet, Political
TimeCold War

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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35
CharactersStrong women, Mice, Princesses
PlotDancing, Adventure, Travel, Ballet, Snow
TimeNew Year
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Fairy tales

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:46
CharactersLosers, Old man
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Relationship, Mystery
StyleTo cry, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersManagers
PlotBallet, KGB
PlaceRussia, USSR, Siberia, Helicopters
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

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.





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