Dance movies carry a special element which attracts audience with different tastes and preferences. Be it a film on the stylistic Hip-Hop dance or the poetic Ballet, every time a new film hits the theatres, one gets the urge to book a seat right away. For this list, I have chosen films which have dance as its central theme and had an impact on the genre. So, here is the list of top dance movies ever made. You can watch some of these best dance movies on Amazon Prime or Hulu.
12. The Dancer (2016)
This French biographical musical film is about legendary dancer Loie Fuller’s relationship with protégé and rival Isadora Duncan. Starring Soko as Loie Fuller, Gaspard Ulliel as Louis, Mélanie Thierry as Gabrielle, Lily-Rose Depp as Isadora Duncan and François Damiens as Marchand; the film’s success lies in its casting. ‘The Dancer’ applies a unique choreography, music and talent to create a poetic masterpiece.
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11. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
‘Strictly Ballroom’ is the debut film of acclaimed Australian filmmaker Luhrmann. Based on Luhrmann’s own stage play which he had written while studying in National Institute of Dramatic Arts, the film is about Scott Hastings, an eccentric ballroom dancer who risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. The film’s idea lies in its title, which applies the classic irony of Luhrmann’s thoughts and ideas. The film shows Hastings, played by Paul Mercurio who employs a different style of ballroom which isn’t “strictly ballroom”. It is an interesting take on the art and industry.