Dance is always the best source of entertainment and the best part of it is, you don’t need to be a perfect dancer; all you need is passion and love for dance.

Various people around the world do not dance but they enjoy it by watching dance movies, dance shows, and songs.

If you are also one of them and excite by the name of dance or dance movies, then below mentioned names is especially for you. It contains all the best and popular dance movies that are full of fun and enjoyment.

Yeh Ballet (2020)

IMDB Rating: 7.6

A fictionalized version of a short documentary of the same name by Taraporevala and based on the true story of Mumbai boys Amiruddin Shah and Manish Chauhan, Yeh Ballet is an interesting Netflix movie.

The story of the series focuses on two boys Asif and Nishu. Asif (Achintya Bose), a petite boy with a shaggy head of hair and a rebellious streak, part of a low-income family against the backdrop of a fishing community. 

Nishu (Manish Chauhan), a son of a taxi driver, struggle between a dutiful son and a devoted passion for dance.

Both of them meet at a local dance school. In starting, they are disdainful of one another and compete for the attention of their ballet teacher, Saul Aaron (Julian Sands). But later, under Saul’s tutelage, they become great allies.

The movie covers various important issues of the society such as lack of income, opportunity, language barriers, prejudice based on community and class, the complexity of the dancers’ inner battles or community conflict, and various others.

Watch at: Netflix

Black Swan (2011)

IMDB Rating: 8.0

Black Swan revolves around a 28-year-old dance Nina Sayers. She is a professional dancer in New York City Ballet Company and preparing to be a part of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet.

The artistic director of the ballet Thomas is looking for a dancer who plays dual- an innocent White Swan and the sensual Black Swan. Nina gives audition for the role but she fails to impress for the role of the black swan.

Nina asks Thomas to take her audition for the role second time but he tried to forcefully kiss her, Nina bit him and run from the office.

A new dancer Lily is selected for the role and the director told Nina that Lily has all qualities in which Nina lack. 

Nina is also having a problem with hallucinations of a doppelganger following her. One day Lily invited Nina for a dinner and Nina accepted. Over dinner, Lily offers a capsule to Lily to relax her but after having it, Nina becomes sexually interested in men and Lily as well. 

The night passed and the next day when Nina come to know that Thomas has chosen Lily as her alternative, her hallucinations increase more.

What happened with Nina? Is she played the role in the ballet? All questions are answered when you watch the 108 minutes dance movie.

Watch at: Disney+

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

IMDB Rating: 7.0

Based on the 1954 short story Adjustment Team by Philip K. Dick, The Adjustment Bureau is a romantic dance movie to watch and download.

The story of the movie focuses on a Brooklyn Congressman David Norris who is on the verge of winning a seat in the United States Senate. 

While practicing his concession speech, David meets a beautiful ballet dancer Elise Sellas. Both in the first meeting share a passionate kiss but David forgets to ask her name and they separated. After meeting David delivers a splendid speech that makes him people’s favorite for the 2010 race.

A month later, David again meets Elise and takes her phone number. But his seniors come to know about that and they destroy Elise number and warn him not to tell the truth of Bureau to anyone else.

Three years later, David coincidently meets Elise and comes to know that she dances for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. But before things go further, David seniors separate them; they do not want both of them to fall in love. David fights against it but he failed.

What happened to David? Is he meets Elise again? All questions are answered when you watch an interesting movie.

Watch at: Amazon Prime Video

Life in a Metro (2007)

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Set in Mumbai, Life in a Metro is a romantic musical drama directed and written by famous director Anurag Basu.

Life in a Metro shows six different stories of nine different people living and working in Mumbai city. Each one is having different issues and problems related to an extramarital affair, sanctity of marriage, and love. But their lives change drastically when their fates connect. 

The plot and some characters of the movie are based on two classic movies- The Apartment and Brief Encounter.

Watch at: Netflix

Divines (2016)

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Different from regular drama, Divines is the story of a teenage girl Dounia who lives in Romani banlieue located on the outskirts of Paris with her mother and aunt. 

Due to a lack of money, Dounia with her best friend tries different ways to earn money. She shoplifts from the supermarket and resells their wares on the streets to their classmates. Both of them have a hiding place in the catwalk of a local theatre where they watch dance auditions.

One day while watching auditions, an untrained dancer Djigui catches her, and both meet first there.

At school, Dounia comes in contact with Rebecca, a drug dealer who shows kids video for a trip to Thailand and various wrong things. Dounia wants to join Rebecca’s group and for this, she does various wrong things (drug dealing). 

Rebecca added Dounia in her gang and tasked her various odd jobs to earn money. Dounia with her friend completes all jobs. 

In between all this Dounia starts liking Djigui, who becomes a good dancer. He offers a good opportunity to Dounia that change her life from a drug dealer to a good person.

Watch at: Netflix

Michael Jackson’s that is it (2009)

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Michael Jackson’s that is it is a heart touching of a famous or we can the king of Pop Michael Jackson.

The movie shows the time when Michael Jackson was set to come back to the stage at London’s O2 arena but he died 18 days before the event, due to some unfavorable circumstances. 

Hundred and thirteen minute’s drama shows his preparations for the concert. Behind the scene, the footage includes various clips related to dancer auditions, costume design, Jackson’s entry, Jackson’s musical team, band rehearsal, etc.

Directed by Kenny Ortega, the footage of the movie is filmed at the Staples Center and The Forum, in California.

 Watch at: YouTube

Strictly Ballroom (1992)

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Based on Strictly Ballroom by Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom is the story of a son of ballroom dancers Scott Hastings. Scott has given ballroom dance training since childhood and Scott want to establish his style of dancing and present it into the Pan-Pacific Grand Pix Dancing Championship.

But his dancing is not appreciated in the competition because it is a strict ballroom competition. His dancing partner also leaves him and team up with other people.

Scott now alone and searching for a new partner. Fran a new dancer in the studio approached him and Scott agrees to become her partner.

Both tried hard to win the competition and face various challenges, problems, and misunderstandings that you love to watch and download.

Watch at: Amazon Prime Video

Billy Elliot (2000)

IMDB Rating: 7.7

If you belong to a small family but have dreamed to become a big dancer then this British dance movie is specially produced for you.

It is the story of an 11-year-old boy Billy who lives with his father Jackie who is a coal miner, his older brother Tony and his maternal grandmother in Country Durham, England.

 Billy’s father wants him to become a boxer and he admitted him to the class. But Billy has the least interest in it. He is passionate about ballet dancing and for this, he left the boxing classes and attends the ballet classes running in the basement of the same gym.

Jackie when knowing about this asked Billy not to attend Ballet class anymore but Billy secretly continues his classes with the help of ballet teacher, Sandra Wilkinson.

Sandra also wants Billy to join the Royal Ballet School in London and for this she arranges audition but due to some circumstances Billy unable to reach there and lost the opportunity.

One day, Jackie catches Billy dancing beautifully in a gym and realizes them he is a god gifted dance and starts supporting him.

Jackie put all efforts to send his child to the audition and Billy also performs well but when he asked about dancing, he struggles with the words and describes it like electricity.

But he was rejected but later on, he receives a letter of acceptance from the school, and in 1998 he performs the Swan in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake and people appreciate his performance.

Watch at: Amazon Prime Video (UK)

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Dirty Dancing (1987)

IMDB Rating: 7.0

Dirty Dancing is the interesting dancing romantic story, directed and produced by Emile Ardolino and Linda Gottlieb.

The story of the movie focuses on an 18-year-old girl Frances Houseman who goes on a holiday on an upscale Catskills resort with her parents and older sister.

In the resort, Frances or Baby meets a young dance instructor Johnny Castle and feels attracted to it.

Due to some circumstances, Johnny’s partner leaves him before the performance in the nearby resort that costs him a season’s salary. Baby helps him in the situation and decides to perform with him.

Both with mutual understanding perform very well.

After this incident, Baby’s likeness towards Johnny increased more, and Johnny also starts feeling for a baby.

On the other hand, when the baby father knows about the baby and Johnny’s likeness and performance, he orders the baby to stay away from Johnny and treat Johnny badly.

What happened with Johnny and baby? Is baby able to get her love? All these questions are answered when you watch 100 minutes movie.

The movie stars various strong characters in the movie such as Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Cynthia Rhodes, Jerry Orbach, Jane Brucker, and others.

Watch at: Amazon Prime Video

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Indian romantic dance movie “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” is the story of a shy, kind-hearted office employee Surinder Sahni (Suri) and a fun-loving, cheerful Tanni.

Tanni is the former professor daughter of Suri. Due to some circumstances, Tanni married Suri but both are maintaining the relationship of respect. 

Suri loves Tanni one slightly but never told her because he believes he is not the type of person Tanni loves. 

Later on, in the movie Tanni come to know about the dance competition and decides to join it. She told Suri about it and he agrees.

Suri also decides to be a part of dance competition and win Tanni’s heart and for this, he changed his look and way of talking completely.

Initially, Tanni does not like him but later on, she starts feeling for him and later on they both win the competition and heart of each other.  

Watch at: Amazon Prime Video

La La Land (2016)

IMDB Rating: 8.0

American movie “La La Land” is an interesting musical romantic comedy, written and directed by Damien Chazelle.

The story of the movie focuses on a struggling jazz pianist Sebastian Wilder and an aspiring actress Mia Dolan. 

Both lives are far apart from each other but coincidently they meet and fall in love with each other while fulfilling their dreams in Los Angeles. 

The movie won the record-breaking seven awards at the 74th Golden Globes and five awards in the 70th British Academy Film Awards. 

It stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in the lead role, along with various other characters such as John Legend, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt, and others.

Watch at: Amazon Prime Video

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Last Update: July 23, 2020