Movies about dancers

Movies about dancers
List of the best films about dancers according to the audience: Dirty Dancing, Black Swan, Take the Lead, La La Land, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Burlesque, Love and Dance, Grease, Chicago, Honey.

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

Genre
Country
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: 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: 6.6
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
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: 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: 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: 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: 7.2
Genrecomedy, musical, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersSingers, Stars
PlotPassion, Rivalry
PlacePrison, Chicago
StyleOscars, Fascinating

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

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: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop, Love at first sight, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national step show competition.

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: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersSingers
PlotDancing, Music, Ballet, Hip Hop
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Cute, Fascinating

Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA
PlotDancing

A brilliant but clumsy high school senior vows to get into her late father's alma mater by transforming herself and a misfit squad into dance champions.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersTeachers
PlotDancing, Music, Ballet, Hip Hop
StyleCute, Serious

A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.

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: 3.9
Genredrama, music
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Friends, Artists
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleInspirational, Serious

At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the street. Starring hip-hop sensations Marques Houston, Omari Grandberry, Lil' Kim and comedian Steve Harvey.

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
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Losers
PlotDancing, Passion, Music, Friendship
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Fascinating, Gloomy

John Travolta gives a sensual and intelligent performance as the troubled Tony Manero - Brooklyn paint store clerk by day and undisputed king of the dance floor by night. Every Saturday, Tony puts on his wide collared shirt, flared trousers and platform shoes and heads out to the only place where he's seen as a god rather than just some young punk. But in the darkness, away from the strobe lights and glitter ball, is a tragic story of disillusionment, violence and heartbreak. Without a doubt, Travolta's performance made him a Hollywood legend, but Saturday Night Fever is more than just a movie that defined the music and fashion of a generation. It's a powerful and provocative urban tragedy that carries as much significance today as it did in 1977.

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: 5.1
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: 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...

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryChile
CharactersTeachers
PlotDancing, Music, Adoption
PlaceSchool
StylePsychological problems, Touching, Serious

A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

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: 6.2
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: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Strippers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Passion, Friendship
PlaceParty, USA, Night Clubs

Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Pirates, Blonde girls, Cheerleader
PlotDancing, Friendship, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, Los Angeles
StyleLight, Cute

A transfer student at a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and finds that she not only has to face off against the head cheerleader, but also against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Japan, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersSingle mothers, Singers
PlotWedding
PlaceIslands, Party, Greece
StyleLight, To cry

Set on an idyllic Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA hit songs. Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on the island is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited young daughter she's raised alone. But Sophie has secretly invited three of her mother's ex-lovers in the hopes of finding her father.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersWriters, Rich, Terminally ill, Artists
PlotLove, Passion, Music, Jealousy, Seduction
PlaceParis, France, Night Clubs
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.

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.





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