Films about ballet

Films about ballet
List of the best films about ballet according to visitors: Black Swan, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Royal Tenenbaums, Purple Noon, Scary Movie 5, Billy Elliot, The Turning Point, The Red Shoes, Limelight, Let's Dance.

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

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama
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: 7.8
Genrefantasy, drama
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: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Terminally ill, Child Prodigies, Accountant
PlotDepression, Tennis, Divorce
PlaceNew York
StyleBlack humor

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
PlotPoker, Obsession, Friendship
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.

Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror, comedy
CharactersDogs, Blonde girls, Heroes, Ballerinas
PlotDancing, Gambling, Supernatural, Ballet, Ghosts
PlaceUSA, Casino
StyleTo cry, By books

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
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
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
CharactersBallerinas, Artists
PlotDancing, Music, Obsession, Ballet, Success
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
CharactersClowns, Ballerinas
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Ballet
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
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
CountrySoviet Union
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
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
CountryNetherlands, Belgium
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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.

CharactersPianists, Actors, Singers
PlotDancing, Jealousy, True love
StyleRomantic, Cute

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

Markimdb: 6
PlotLoneliness, Ballet

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

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
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
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

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
PlotLove, Death, Ballet
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.