• Jenny Bater-Sinclair - Company Director

25 Best Dance Films On Netflix UK According to IMDb ratings

Updated: Mar 13

Not sure which dance movie to pick to watch? There's so many dance films on Netflix, how do you choose the best one? Our list of the best 25 dance films on Netflix in order of IMDb rating below will help you choose.

Want to get straight to what's number 1? That's 2020 film: Yeh Ballet: Picked out by an eccentric ballet master, two gifted but underprivileged teens face bigotry and disappointment as they pursue their dreams as dancers.


Before we give you the full list, let's get a little background: the very first dance movie shown to an audience was Swan LakeBallet in 1895. Over a century later hundreds of dance movies have been made. Netflix currently (at time of writing) have a selection of more than 30 dance movies to choose from in the UK and even more in other locations worldwide.


We are a street dance company and of course love a street dance movie, take a look at our 'Top five street dance movies' with the following in the top 5 spots:

  1. Save The Last Dance

  2. You Got Served

  3. Step Up

  4. Street Dance 3D

  5. Honey

Note: Please check suitability / age rating of each movie before watching any with under 18's. This post may contain affiliate links. That means we may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if you purchase through one of the links. Thank you for your support.


It's not just street dance movies we love, we can resonate with most dance movies and are excited to share this list of the top 25 dance films (according to IMDb ratings) with you, here it is:


No. 25 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Happy New Year

IMDb rating: 5.0 / 10

Released: 2014

Other Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime

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A group of amateur dancers take part in a competition to win a personal battle.

Summary and image from IMBd*


No. 24 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Honey 2

IMDb rating: 5.3 / 10

Released: 2011

Other Categories: Comedy, Drama, Music

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Recently coming out of juvenile detention, dancer Maria Ramirez finds a dance crew where she can enjoy her passion.

Summary from IMBd*


No. 23 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

ABCD 2

IMDb rating: 5.4 /10

Released: 2015

Other Categories: Biography, Drama, Music

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Based on a story of a dance group; how they became famous, their downfall.

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No. 22 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Step Sisters

IMDb rating: 5.4 /10

Released: 2018

Other Categories: Comedy

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Trying to get the college dean's backing for Harvard, Jamilah has to teach girls at a sorority to step dance.

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No. 21 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Pop, Lock n Roll

IMDb rating: 5.5 /10

Released: 2017

Other Categories: Music

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Raps is a hip hop dancer from a poor neighbourhood who believes money is everything. He gets a lucky break and becomes a professional entertainer

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No. 20 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Turkish Dance School (Sen Kiminle Dans Ediyorsun)

IMDb rating: 5.8 / 10

Released: 2017

Other Categories: Comedy

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Selim a doctor in search of a patient to finish his thesis meets a beautiful young girl, dance become their main focus and by coincidence they find themselves attending competitions under the guidance of Sengül Dance School.

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No. 19 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Battle

IMDb rating: 5.9 / 10

Released: 2018

Other Categories: Drama, Music, Romance

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Amalie works hard to fit in to a world where having it all is all that matters - looks, money and dancing skills. Then she meets street dancer Michael, who is different from any other person she has met.

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No. 18 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Dance With Me

IMDb rating: 5.9 / 10

Released: 1998

Other Categories: Drama, Music, Romance

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Rafael comes to Houston from Cuba to work at John Burnett's dance studio. He meets Ruby Sinclair instructor there. Chemistry?

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No. 17 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Step Up 5 (All In)

IMDb rating: 6 / 10

Released: 2014

Other Categories: Drama, Music, Romance

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Characters from the previous Step Up's come together in Las Vegas, dancing for a victory that could define them.

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No. 16 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Go! The Unforgettable Party

IMDb rating: 6 / 10

Released: 2019

Other Categories: Kids, Family

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A girl whose happy to be able to spend a vacation with her day and Lupe, Mercedes, Juanma and Alvaro arrives at the same hotel by surprise, and brings the school drama with them.

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No. 15 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Work It

IMDb rating: 6.1 / 10

Released: 2020

Other Categories: Comedy, Music

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When Quinn Ackerman's gets into college of her dreams, she forms a group of dancers to take on the top squad in school.

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No. 14 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Magic Mike

IMDb rating: 6.1 / 10

Released: 2012

Other Categories: Drama, Comedy

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A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, and make easy money, starting Channing Tatum.

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No. 13 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Bhangra Paa Le

IMDb rating: 6.1 / 10

Released: 2020

Other Categories: Comedy, Music, Drama

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Attempting to bring traditional Bhangra to the world, a dancer prepares for an international competition against a rival with dreams of her own.

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No. 12 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Faith, Hope and Love

IMDb rating: 6.2 / 10

Released: 2019

Other Categories: Romance, Comedy

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Recent divorcee Faith goes into a dance contest to save her dance studio, she meets Jimmy Hope and rediscovers her faith.

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No. 11 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Feel The Beat

IMDb rating: 6.3 / 10

Released: 2020

Other Categories: Comedy, Drama, Family

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Failing to find success on Broadway, April goes to her hometown and is recruited to train a misfit group of dancers for a big competition.

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No. 10 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

ABCD

IMDb rating: 6.3 / 10

Released: 2013

Other Categories: Drama, Music

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When a dancer is provoked his evil employer, naturally he will be out to prove his mettle.

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No. 9 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Burlesque

IMDb rating: 6.4 / 10

Released: 2010

Other Categories: Drama, Music, Musical

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A small-town girl travels to Los Angeles and ends up finding her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer. Featuring Cher and Christina Aguilera

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No. 8 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Step Up 4 Miami Heat

IMDb rating: 6.4 / 10

Released: 2012

Other Categories: Drama, Music, Romance

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Emily goes to Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer. She clicks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighbourhood is threatened by Emily's father's housing plans.


No. 7 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Step Up

IMDb rating: 6.5 / 10

Released: 2006

Other Categories: Drama, Music, Crime

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Tyler Gage gets the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalising a performing arts school, getting him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer.

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No. 6 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Center Stage

IMDb rating: 6.7 / 10

Released: 2000

Other Categories: Drama, Music, Romance

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12 teenagers from different backgrounds enrol at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems getting ahead in the world of dance.

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No. 5 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

The Way We Dance

IMDb rating: 6.7 / 10

Released: 2013

Other Categories: Drama

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The rise, fall, and then rise again of this Hong Kong street dance crew.

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No. 4 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Ballerina

IMDb rating: 6.8 / 10

Released: 2016

Other Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her home for Paris, where she passes for someone else at the Grand Opera house.

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No. 3 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Dance Dreams Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

IMDb rating: 7.1 / 10

Released: 2020

Other Categories: Documentary

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The Debbie Allen Dance Academy and their award-winning version of The Nutcracker. Looking behind the scenes.

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No. 2 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

I'm No Longer Here

IMDb rating: 7.3 / 10

Released: 2019

Other Categories: Drama

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A young street gang in Mexico spends their time attending parties. After a mix-up with a cartel, their leader is forced to migrate to the U.S

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No. 1 of Best Dance Films On Netflix:

Yeh Ballet

IMDb rating: 7.6 / 10

Released: 2020

Other Categories: Drama

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Picked out by an eccentric ballet master, two gifted but underprivileged teens face bigotry and disappointment as they pursue their dreams as dancers.

Summary and image from IMBd*


There you have it, our list of the best 25 dance films on Netflix based on IMDb ratings (at time of writing), and what a mixture there is, from street dance styles to ballet, and from all over the world. I recently watched 'Yeh Ballet' and it's a great movie, do check it out!


Let's answer a few more questions about dance movies:


What ballet movies are on Netflix?

  • Yeh Ballet (no. 1)

  • Step Up (no.7)

  • Center Stage (no.6)

  • Ballerina (no.4)

Notice how ballet movies take up 4 of the top 10 spots, displaying how this classical style continues to be very popular.


What dance competition movies are on Netflix?

  • Honey 2 (no.24)

  • ABCD 2 (no.23)

  • Turkish Dance School (no.20)

  • Step up 5 All In (no.17)

  • Bhangra Paa Le (no.13)

  • Feel The Beat (no.11)

What are the new dance movies on Netflix?

  • Work It (no.15)

  • Bhangra Paa Lee (no.13)

  • Feel The Beat (no.11)

  • Dance Dreams Hot Chocolate Nutcracker (no.3)

  • Yeh Ballet (no.1)

The 5 mentioned dance movies were all new in 2020.


What dance movies are on Amazon and Amazon Prime?


There's a stack of classic dance movies on Amazon, but here's my 3 personal favourites: You Got Served, A Chorus Line and The Greatest Showman


1. You Got Served

2. A Chorus Line

3. The Greatest Showman

Thank you for reading, we hope you managed to find something to watch in our list of dance films on Netflix. Grab the popcorn, pop your feet up, bop your head along and submerge yourself in a dance flick.


Jen - Director

www.hiphoppop.net


P.S.You might also like to watch some of our top 10 famous street dancers perform here.

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