How many of these dance movies have you seen?
42nd Street (1933) Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent
A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.
A Chorus Line (1985) Stars: Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Michael Blevins
Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical. Dancers must compete for a few spots, each hoping to impress the director with their dancing skill.
All That Jazz (1979) Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
An American In Paris (1951) Stars: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.
Anything Goes (1956) Stars: Bing Crosby, Donald O’Connor, Zizi Jeanmaire
Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each ‘discovers’ the perfect leading lady for the plum female role.
Ballerina (2006) Stars: Taylor Ash, Altynai Asylmuratova, Diane Baker
This documentary gives insight to the lives of five ballerinas, all at different points in their careers, looking at the operations of the Vagonova Academy and the Mariinsky Theatre.
Bamboozled (2000) Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith
A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.
The Band Wagon (1953) Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant
A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant
A successful but constantly-feuding husband and wife musical comedy team threatens to break up when the wife entertains an offer to become a serious actress.
Billy Elliot (2000) Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.
Bojangles (2001) Stars: Gregory Hines, Peter Riegert, Kimberly Elise
The life of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, African-American tap-dancing star of stage and screen.
Brigadoon (1954) Stars: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse
Two lost Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.
The Broadway Melody (1929) Stars: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.
Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) Stars: Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor
Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. Young widow Lilian, and tap dancer Irene are vying for the leading role.
Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy
Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer.
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) Stars: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy
Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner.
Burlesque (2010) Stars: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming
A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.
Carefree (1938) Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy
A psychiatrist agrees to hypnotize his friend’s girlfriend in order to convince her to accept his proposals of marriage, but she ends up falling for the psychiatrist instead.
Center Stage (2000) Stars: Amanda Schull, Ethan Stiefel, Sascha Radetsky
A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York, and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Chicago (2002) Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere
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.
The Cotton Club (1984) Stars: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.
Daddy Long Legs (1955) Stars: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore
On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in New England. It’s 3 years before they see each other again.
Dancer in the Dark (2000) Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse
An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.
Dirty Dancing (1987) Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
First Position (2011) Stars: Aran Bell, Rebecca Houseknecht, Joan Sebastian Zamora
A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.
Flashdance (1983) Stars: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.
Flying Down to Rio (1933) Stars: Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien
An aviator and band leader who is always getting his group fired for his flirtatious behavior with the female guests soon finds himself falling for an engaged woman.
Follow The Fleet (1936) Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott
A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco.
Footlight Parade (1933) Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler
Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival’s spy to produce spectacular live “prologues” for movie houses.
Footloose (1984) Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
The Gay Divorcee (1934) Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady
An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets – and falls for – a dashing performer.
Hairspray (1988) Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine
A ‘pleasantly plump’ teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Happy Feet (2006) Stars: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman
Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!
Holiday Inn (1942) Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.
Hooray For Love (1935) Stars: Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond, Bill Robinson
A young man with money falls for singer Pat Thatcher, and her con man father makes the most of it.
It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) Stars: Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse
Three soldiers meet 10 years after their last meeting in New York, and find out that they have little in common now.
Just Around The Corner (1938) Stars: Shirley Temple, Joan Davis, Charles Farrell
Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with bill “Bojangles” robinson.
The Little Colonel (1935) Stars: Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable
After a Southern belle runs off to marry a Yankee, her father, a former Confederate colonel, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass before they return home. Their little girl charms her crusty grandfather.
The Littlest Rebel (1935) Stars: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt
Shirley Temple’s father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his plantation to see his family and is arrested. Shirley and “Bojangles” Robinson beg President Lincoln to intercede.
Mad Hot Ballroom (2005) Stars: Heather Berman, Emma Therese Biegacki, Eva Carrozza
The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition.
Mao’s Last Dancer (2009) Stars: Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan
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.
Night and Day (1946) Stars: Cary Grant, Alexis Smith, Monty Woolley
The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910’s through the height of his success to the 1940’s.
On The Town (1949) Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett
Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.
The Pajama Game (1957) Stars: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney
An Iowa pajama factory worker falls in love with an affable superintendent who had been hired by the factory’s boss to help oppose the workers’ demand for a pay rise.
Pardon My Sarong (1942) Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce
A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.
Pennies From Heaven (1981) Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Jessica Harper
During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher.
Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) Stars: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley
Rebecca’s Uncle leaves her with Aunt who forbids her to associate with show people. But a talent scout neighbor secretly set it up for her to broadcast.
Roberta (1935) Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
In Paris, a man clueless about fashion suddenly inherits his aunt’s dress shop, while his bandleader friend reunites with his old flame.
Royal Wedding (1951) Stars: Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford
Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding.
Saturday Night Fever (1977) Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller
A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life.
Save the Last Dance (2001) Stars: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington
A white mid-western girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) Stars: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards
In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.
Shall We Dance (1937) Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton
A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they’re already married.
Singin’ In The Rain (1952) Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds
Set in Hollywood at the end of the silent era, a film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Stage Door (1937) Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou
A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house.
Step Up (2006) Stars: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Damaine Radcliff
Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora.
Stepping Out (1991) Stars: Liza Minnelli, Shelley Winters, Robyn Stevan
A has-been Broadway performer gives tap lesson to a group of misfits who, through their dance classes, bond and realize what they can achieve.
Stomp the Yard (2007) Stars: Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo
After the death of his brother, an expert street dancer goes to Georgia to attend Truth University.His education and the girl he likes are sidelined when he joins in his fraternity’s effort to win a step dancing competition.
Stormy Weather (1943) Stars: Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway
The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s.
Swing Time (1936) Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore
A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.
Tap (1989) Stars: Gregory Hines, Suzzanne Douglas, Sammy Davis Jr.
Max Washington has just been released from prison after serving time for burglary. He returns to his old hangout, a hoofer club.
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) Stars: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore
Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers.
Top Hat (1935) Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton
An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.
The Turning Point (1977) Stars: Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine, Mikhail Baryshnikov
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.
” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>West Side Story (1961) Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
White Christmas (1954) Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
White Nights (1985) Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski
An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment of an American who has married a Russian woman. He is to become a dancer for the Kirov Academy of Ballet again, but he wishes to escape.
Xanadu (1980) Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck
The Greek muses incarnate themselves on Earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, incarnated as a girl named Kira, encounters an artist named Sonny Malone. With the help of Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, Sonny builds a huge disco roller rink.