Movies about ballerinas

Movies about ballerinas
List of the best movies about ballerinas selected by visitors to our site: Billy Elliot, Ballerina, Black Swan, The Turning Point, Let's Dance, Bolshoy, 2081, Center Stage, Girl, Flashdance.

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

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: 6.8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, music
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:58
CharactersChildrens, Inventors, Ballerinas, Orphans, Poor
PlotDancing, Motorcycles, Friendship, Ballet, Rivalry
PlaceParis
Time19th century
StyleLight, Cute, Inspirational, Touching

Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

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: 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: 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: 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
Genrefantastic, action, short
CountryUSA
PlotUprising
TimeFuture
StyleHeavy

2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is "finally equal...." The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage.

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: 7.1
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
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: 7.4
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: 5.6
Genremelodrama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:11
CharactersBarbie, Directors
PlotDancing, Art

Dance your way to a magical adventure with Barbie as Kristyn, a ballerina with big dreams! When she tries on a pair of sparkling pink shoes, she and her best friend, Hailey, are whisked away to a fantastical ballet world. There, Kristyn discovers she must dance in her favorite ballets in order to defeat an evil Snow Queen. With performances to the legendary Giselle and Swan Lake ballets, it's a wonderful journey where if you dance with your heart, dreams come true!

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: 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: 6.4
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 7.9
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: 7.5
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: 7.1
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: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryDenmark
Duration02:08
CharactersBallerinas
PlotLove, Ballet, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleFascinating, Serious

The moving love story of a dancer on the rollercoaster ride of her life, a drama about the rise and fall of a modern woman as she summons the courage to face her greatest trial.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersGay, Ballerinas
PlotBallet, Love triangle, Jealousy

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Writers, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleSoulful, Touching

Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating 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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