10 best movies like Take the Lead (2006)

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Take the Lead 2006
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.
List of the best movies like Take the Lead (2006): Dance Academy: The Movie, Dance with Me, Step Up All In, Footloose, Roxanne, Roxanne, Vox Lux, Music of the Heart, Battle of the Year, Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, Let's Dance.

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Dance Academy: The Movie (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, family, music
CountryAustralia
Duration01:45

This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.

Dance with Me (1998)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World Open Dance championship in Las Vegas. It soon becomes clear Rafael is a very good dancer, and Ruby is the biggest hope for the studio at the championship.

Step Up All In (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.

Footloose (1984)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock after discovering he's living in a place where music and dancing are illegal.

Roxanne, Roxanne (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA

The most feared battle emcee in early-'80s NYC was a fierce teenager from the Queensbridge projects with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At age 14, hustling the streets to provide for her family, Roxanne Shanté was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend.

Vox Lux (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, Celeste is a mother to a teenage daughter of her own and is struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.

Music of the Heart (1999)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.

Battle of the Year (2013)
Markimdb: 5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

A down-on-his-luck coach is hired to prepare a team of the best American dancers for an international tournament that attracts all the best crews from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years.

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.

Let's Dance (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, family, music
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:44

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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Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. Each claims to be the widow of long-dead doo-wop singer-songwriter Frankie Lyman, and each wants years of royalties due to his estate, money Levy has never shared. During an ensuing civil trial, flashbacks tell the story of each one's life with Lyman, a boyish, high-pitched, dynamic performer, lost to heroin. Slowly, the three wives establish their own bond.

Bodied (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.

Body Language (2011)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genredrama, music
CountryNetherlands
Duration01:38

An hour before the five best Dutch dance crews fly to a contest in New York, the subsidized trip is cancelled. Five dancers from totally different crews don't want to give up their free plane ticket and go anyway. In New York they realize what they've done. They have no money, no plan and no crew. But... They came to dance so there is only one thing to do. Together they form a new crew and do everything they can to enter the contest they came for. In the mean time... they have to survive two weeks in New York without any cash. Written by Tijs van Marle

Cheaters (2000)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA

In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.

Honey: Rise Up and Dance (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA

Street dancer Skyler comes out of the shadow of her trained dancer sister, Tosha, & joins a dance competition with the Honey dance studio; the prize is a college scholarship.

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.

The Company (2003)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:52

Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.

Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University.

He Got Game (1998)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

Coyote Ugly (2000)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. The "Coyotes" as they are affectionately called tantalize customers and the media alike with their outrageous antics, making Coyote Ugly the watering hole for guys on the prowl.

Footloose (2011)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel in the process.

Pride (2007)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:44

In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are against them as they battle rigid rules, racism and more.

Desert Dancer (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44

Inspirational true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban.

Good Vibrations (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:43

The story of music legend Terri Hooley, a key figure in Belfast's punk rock scene. Hooley founded the Good Vibrations store from which a record label sprung, representing bands such as The Undertones, Rudi and The Outcasts.

StreetDance 2 (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:25

After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch.

All That Jazz (1979)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.

Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama, crime, music, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:57

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Save the Last Dance 2 (2006)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. She has ballet classes with the rigid and famous Monique Delacroix that she idolizes - Monique requires full commitment, discipline and hard work from her students. When Miles, who is a composer, invites Sara to help him compose the music for the dance choreography Sara's passion for hip-hop is sparked and she also falls in love with Miles. When she is assigned to perform Giselle in an important event, she feels divided between the technique of the ballet and the creative work offered by Miles.

La Bamba (1987)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.

Boychoir (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43

Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.




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